Fresno County Fire Protection District
Honor, Integrity, Cooperation & Professionalism

Chief's Message

Chief Dustin Hail is the Unit Fire Chief.  Chief Hail’s vision for the Fresno-Kings Unit and Fresno County Fire Protection District is to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of Fresno County through the professional abilities of our employees, efficient and cost effective programs, innovative ideas and methods, technological improvements, and continued development of cooperative relationships.


Honor – We are loyal, proud and respectful of our profession, our leaders, our Unit, our Department, and the people we serve.

Integrity – We are honest, reliable, and adhere to high moral standards. We demonstrate and encourage the highest ethical behavior. Our word is our bond.

Cooperation – We work together as a “Team” and assist each other. We constantly seek opportunities to make improvements in our jobs, support new ideas, encourage partnerships, and develop positive working relationship with our cooperators. Together we are stronger.

Professionalism – We strive to be the best at what we do. We perform our jobs to the highest degree of skill and competency. Our appearance and conduct promotes confidence and trust from the public, other Departments, and Agencies we work with.


About Us

Our Department

The Fresno County Fire Protection District is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California. The Fire District encompasses approximately 2,655 square miles and serves a population of more than 220,000 citizens. It is bounded on the east by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and on the west by the Coastal Mountain Range. Within our borders firefighters serve the Communities of Tarpey Village, Calwa, Easton, Malaga, Del Rey, Caruthers, San Joaquin, Tranquillity, Prather, Friant, Tollhouse, Wonder Valley, Cantua Creek, Three Rocks, Five Points, Centerville, Tivy Valley, Sand Creek and the Cities of San Joaquin, Parlier, Mendota and Huron.

District Administration

Josh Chrisman, Administrative Officer


The Administration Bureau manages the human resources and finances for the Fresno County Fire Protection District. The Administrative Officer reports directly to the Fire Chief and supervises and the Administration Bureau support staff and is responsible for the development and management of the District’s Annual Budget and CAL FIRE Agreement. The Administration Bureau also has (1) Clerk of the Board, who handles the daily administrative needs of the District’s Board of Directors and the administration of the Communities Facilities District; (1) District Finance Analyst, who handles account payables and receivables, payroll, and helps to manage the District’s budget; (2) Personnel Specialists that provide support to the District’s Schedule A Personnel with regards to salary and benefit questions; (1) Office Technician who provides administrative support to the Fire Chief, helps with the administration of the Paid Call Firefighter Program and is the first person to greet the public when they walk into the Front Desk Reception area.

The mission of the Administration Bureau is to strive for excellence when managing the administrative needs of the District and to provide the best and most professional service to the residents of the District.



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State Administration

Michael Bowman, Division Chief


The Administration Bureau manages the Human Resources, Logistical support, and Fiscal responsibilities for the CALFIRE mission. The Administrative Assistant Chief reports directly to the Fire Chief and supervises the Administration Bureau Support Staff. The Administration Bureau has (1) State Finance Analyst, who handles account payables and receivables and payroll; (2) Personnel Specialists that provide support to Personnel with regards to salary and benefit questions.

Public Education

Stacey Nolan, Fire Prevention Specialist II


The Fresno County Fire Protection District is committed to providing quality fire and life safety education to reduce this high number of fatalities and injuries nationwide related to fires.

Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the Nation. A fire occurs in a structure at the rate of one every 63 seconds and a home fire occurs every 88 seconds.

Home fires were responsible for 10,600 civilian injuries or 72% of all civilian injuries, in 2017.

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 172,100 home structure fires per year started by cooking activities in 2012-2016, or on average of 471 home cooking fires per day. These fires caused an average of 530 civilian deaths, 5,270 reported civilian fire injures and $1.1 billion in direct property damage per year.

Fresno County Fire Protection District believes a proactive approach in fire prevention education is the best way to reduce fatalities and injuries. Through various outreach programs, our Public Education Team and firefighters throughout the Fire District educate thousands of children and adults each year on how to keep their home and business safe from fire. Our Public Education personnel are trained to provide information on a broad range of topics, from teaching pre-school students about “911” to assisting senior citizens in how to recognize and eliminate hazards in their home.

Fresno County Fire Protection District encourages you to stop by any of our public safety fairs or events we attend and get to know your local firefighters.


Click the links below for additional information.

Additional Resources

Historical Society

Fresno-Kings Branch of the Historical Society


Fresno-Kings Branch founded in March 2010.


The Fresno-Kings Branch of the Historical Society and Museum for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will serve, under the By-Laws and Governance of the established statewide Nonprofit Corporation, as a medium to: identify, collect, preserve, document, exhibit and interpret material evidence and information of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Fresno County Fire Protection District, the Mid-Valley Fire District and the Westside Fire District. The underlying purpose is to promote pride and loyalty in its employees, maintain traditions of service and preserve history, for the benefit of educating CAL FIRE employees and the general public.


Membership is open to ALL active and retired CAL FIRE employees. Corporate membership is available for individuals and/or businesses who wish to operate in support of the Museum.

Membership Dues

An annual or monthly donation may be made through payroll or warrant deduction. The minimum contribution is $24.00 per year or $2.00 per month.


Regular Branch meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month, commencing with January of each year (January, March, May, July, September, November). Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at CAL FIRE/Fresno County Fire Protection District Headquarters located at 210 S. Academy, Sanger, CA 93657.


Annual Fresno-Kings Unit BBQ, Parades, Conferences, other Community Events as interest dictates.