Fire Department
The firefighting professionals and staff of the Turlock Fire Department (TFD) are proud to serve the citizens of the City of Turlock in Stanislaus County. Turlock is geographically located in the center of the San Joaquin Valley of California. It is the second largest City in Stanislaus County and is located along the Highway 99 corridor.

Responding to approximately 7,000 calls for service each year (from 4 Fire Stations), TFD is a high-performance fire department. In terms of critical infrastructure, TFD is the emergency service provider for a number of high-hazard occupancies, including commercial processing facilities; 1 hospital with an emergency department; the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds; and California State University Stanislaus, with a student population of more than 9,000 on a 228-acre campus.
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Information about working as a firefighter in Turlock, our explorer program, and how to join us for a ride along.

Services we offer, including smoke detector changes, home safety inspections, station tours, school site presentations, incident reports, and bike licensing.

We partner with American Safety Health Institute to offer CPR classes. Find out when and where we are offering a CPR class.

Learn how to be ready to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire.

Information for those opening or running a business or developing in Turlock.

Learn about our history, how we are structured, our service statistics, our other operations, and our Santa truck tours every December.

Our Santa truck tours every December.
On Social Media

‪Turlock Fire on scene of a Residential Structure Fire in the 200 block of Angelus (corrected from earlier). Fire under under. One victim transported with burn injuries. Cause of the Fire Under Investigation. #Turlock‬
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Turlock Fire on scene of a Residential Structure Fire in the 300 block of Angelus. Please Avoid the area #Turlock #TFD
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The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has extended an Air Quality Alert on November 16th, 2018, due to smoke impacts from surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the valley portion of Kern Counties.

The Turlock Fire Department is NOT distributing N-95 Masks. Please take precautions to avoid prolonged smoke exposure and follow the suggestions from Stanislaus County Heath Services.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley Air District office: Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000, or Bakersfield 661-381-1809. #Turlock
Posted on Facebook 1 day ago

Camp Fire Incident Update 11.16.18 AM
#CampFire #ButteCounty Butte County Sheriff Town of Paradise Paradise Police Department U.S. Forest Service-Plumas National Forest CHP – Valley Division Lassen National Forest CHP – Chico
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Turlock Fire continues to have 7 personnel deployed to the #CampFire in Butte County. These firefighters have been deployed for the past week.

4 Firefighters are assigned on OES E339 as part of #OES4817A.

A Battalion Chief is assigned as a Task Force Leader for Task Force #XST4209.

An Engineer is deployed as a Fireline EMT & a Captain is assigned as a PIO.

#TFD #ButteCounty #Turlock CalOES
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Several Turlock Firefighters are at the Fresno Training Symposium this week attending various courses. This annual Symposium provides all types of manipulative and didactic courses for firefighters all over California.

One of the courses our personnel attended is an Active Shooter Response course geared toward working with PD, setting up command, and tactics to remove patients during active shooter situations. Turlock Fire remains committed to preparing for all types of incidents we may be called to.

#Turlock #TFD California Training Officers
Posted on Facebook 2 days ago

Turlock Firefighters deployed on OES 339 continue their assignment on the #CampFire. Crews work 24 hours shifts on the fireline and today crews were in Division E implementing hoselines, assisting with firing operations, and continuing to the hold established control lines.

#Turlock #TFD CalOES
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Turlock Fire placed two new Holmatro Greenline EVO3 Extrication Tools in-service this week. They replace our current SCRT units which are 15 years old.

These Battery operates Extrication Tools are are used to remove victims from damaged vehicles. They are combination cutter & spreader units which have been placed on Engines 31 & 33.

These units are in addition to the hydraulically powered heavy Extrication equipment carried on Squad 32 and Engine 34.

#Holmatro Holmatro - Rescue Tools and Extrication Equipment #Turlock #TFD
Posted on Facebook 4 days ago

The Turlock Fire Department continues to maintain full daily staffing at all our Fire Stations while also providing multiple personnel to the #CampFire in Butte County.

The Turlock Fire Department is proud to be a partner with CalOES and California’s Mutual Aid System.

#Turlock StanEmergency
Posted on Facebook 4 days ago

The Turlock Fire Department continues to have personnel deployed to the #CampFire in Butte County.

The Camp Fire is currently 113,000 acres and 25% Contained with 29 confirmed fatalities. Those seeking to make donations can utilize the following information provided by #ButteCounty-

Donations can be made through the North Valley Community Foundation at:

The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations could provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a specific district or use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) for the funds or make an open donation. That fund is available at:

Posted on Facebook 5 days ago

‪Thank You Veterans! 🇺🇸‬
Posted on Facebook 5 days ago

Turlock Firefighters remain deployed to the #CampFire in #ButteCounty. Currently 7 Turlock Firefighters are assigned to the incident between OES E339, a Task Force Leader, a Fireline EMT, and a PIO.
Posted on Facebook 6 days ago

Turlock Fire deployed a PIO and a Fireline EMT to the #CampFire yesterday. Turlock Fire now has 7 personnel assigned to the incident in #ButteCounty. Cal OES
Posted on Facebook 7 days ago

Turlock Firefighters have deployed to the #CampFire in Butte County as part of OES Strike Team #OES4817A.

This Type 1 OES Strike Team is comprised of 5 Engines and a Strike Team Leader from Lathrop Manteca Fire District, Tracy Fire Department - South County Fire Authority, Manteca City Fire, Woodbridge Fire District, and Turlock City Fire. The Strike Team is currently working in the town of #Paradise.

Cal OES #ButteCounty
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

‪Turlock Fire deploying a Battalion Chief to the #CampFire as a Task Force Leader for XST Task Force #XST4209TF. Cal OES #ButteCounty
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

‪Turlock Fire has deployed OES Engine 339 to the #CampFire in Butte County with 4 Turlock firefighters. The #CampFire is currently 18,000 acres and actively threatening lives and structures. CalOES #ButteCounty‬ CAL FIRE/Butte County
Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ventura County Sheriff's Office - Official Page, the family of Sergeant Helus, and all the victims of the Thousand Oaks Shooting.

All flags have been lowered to Half-Staff at all Turlock Fire Stations.

Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

This week the Turlock Fire Department hosted our Annual Award & Recognition Ceremony which honors those members of the department and the community for going above and beyond the call of duty.

The Turlock Fire Department would like to Congratulate Captain Kevin Tidwell as the 2018 Firefighter of the Year recipient and Engineer Tony Nascimento as the 2018 Customer Service Award recipient.

We would also like to Congratulate the following personnel and community members for receiving the following Commendations:

Chief’s Commendation Awards-

Captain David Bickle
Captain David Mallory
Captain Kain Packwood

Department Recognition-

Captain Kevin Forsythe
Captain Chad Hackett
Firefighter Steven Kramer
Battalion Chief Bill Becker
Firefighter Justin Rossiter
Engineer Daniel Nenni
Captain Kain Packwood
Engineer Michael Mungaray
Firefighter Daniel Timko
Captain Casey Cockrell
Captain Jason Bernard
Captain David Mallory
Firefighter Nicholas Grillo
Engineer Dale Melden
Engineer Matthew Campos
Engineer Matt Mason
Captain Kevin Tidwell
Captain Frank Saldivar
Engineer Cameron Kaiser
Firefighter Scott Sousa
Firefighter Francisco Martinez
Firefighter Andrew Palmer
Captain Troy Gonzales
Engineer Rick Sousa
Firefighter Rick Koperski

City of Turlock Employees-

Human Resources Manager Sarah Eddy
Maintenance Supervisor Ray Garcia

Community Recognition-

Oscar Avilla
P&F Metals

#Turlock #TFD
Posted on Facebook 13 days ago

It’s time to FALL BACK!

Don’t forget to Change your Clocks back one hour tonight. This is also a great time to Change the Batteries in your Smoke Detectors!

#Turlock #FallBack #DaylightSavingsTime
Posted on Facebook 14 days ago

Million Acts of Kindness

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