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.
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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:

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‪Thank You Veterans! 🇺🇸‬
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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.
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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
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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
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‪Turlock Fire deploying a Battalion Chief to the #CampFire as a Task Force Leader for XST Task Force #XST4209TF. Cal OES #ButteCounty
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‪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
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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.

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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
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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
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Residential Structure Fire 10-21-18
Turlock Fire responded to a Residential Structure Fire on Teresa Ct. on 10-21-18.
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‪Turlock Fire responding to the report of a Vehicle Accident at N. Golden State & W. Hawkeye. Please use caution in the Area. #Turlock #HappeningNow‬
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‪Turlock Fire on scene of a Vehicle Accident on NB HWY99 at Fulkerth. Please use caution in area. #Turlock ‬
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Happy Halloween from the Turlock Fire Department! 👻🎃💀
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Turlock Firefighters were conducting Annual Trench Rescue refresher training today.

#Turlock #TFD
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Turlock Firefighters conducting Ventilation Training at an acquired structure this weekend.

The opportunity to use real houses for training is a great way for firefighters to train on scenarios that they will encounter in the real world.

During a Structure Fire, Firefighters will use a chainsaw to cut a hole in the roof of a Structure which will act as a “chimney” and release smoke and heat from the interior of the house. This tactic will provide for better conditions inside for trapped victims and firefighters working inside.

#Turlock #TFD
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Several Turlock Firefighters are attending Rope Rescue Technician class in Merced this week.

Squad 32 carries a variety of Rope Rescue equipment which assists firefighters in rescuing victims from various low and high angle situations. #Turlock #TFD
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Residential Structure Fire on 10-21-2018.

#Turlock #PressRelease #TFD
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