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Fire Prevention and Suppression

The Madera County Fire Department is a full service fire department providing emergency services to all unincorporated areas of Madera County through a network of fire stations, personnel and equipment. This network is comprised of 17 fire stations, a fleet of 56 apparatus and support vehicles, and a personnel staff that includes 32 career fire suppression personnel, 175 paid call firefighters and 7 support personnel.

The department is administered, and career suppression personnel are provided, through a contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Clerical and automotive support personnel are County employees. The department assists with fire protection to the City of Madera through a mutual aid agreement and also has a cooperative agreement with Central California Women's Facility for fire protection services in the North end of Madera County.

Madera County Fire Stations -- are staffed 24 hours a day by a full time career Fire Captain or Fire Apparatus Engineer and are augmented by paid call firefighters.

  • #1 (Madera Valley)
  • #3 (Madera Acres)
  • #9 (Rolling Hills)
  • #12 (Oakhurst)
  • #19 (Bonadelle Ranchos)

Madera County Fire Station #8 (Indian Lakes) is staffed 24 hours a day by a full time career Fire Captain or Fire Apparatus Engineer and one Firefighter.

Central California Women’s Facility Fire Station (#5) is staffed with a full time career CDCR Fire Captain and two to four inmates.

The following Stations are staffed exclusively by paid call firefighters.

  • #2 (Chowchilla),
  • #4 (Dairyland),
  • #10 (Yosemite Lakes),
  • #11 (North Fork),
  • #13 (Coarsegold),
  • #14 (Bass Lake),
  • #15 (Raymond),
  • #16 (Ahwahnee),
  • #17 (O'Neals)
  • #18 (Cedar Valley)