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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Turlock firefighters completed the “Murph” challenge this morning. The Murph is a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and ended with another 1 mile run. The “Murph” challenge honors the sacrifice and service of fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy.

Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

Today we remember and honor all of those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 🇺

Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained person can be a life and/or property saving tool. Believe it or not, a majority of people have not had fire extinguisher training and may not even know how or when to use one. The attached short video explains how to properly use the P.A.S.S. method for proper, effective fire extinguisher usage.

Posted on Facebook 13 days ago

Fire extinguishers are common business and household items but do you know how to properly use one?

Posted on Facebook 19 days ago

Recently, members of Love Turlock dropped off lunch for our crews as well as thank you cards and stuffed animals.

Posted on Facebook 20 days ago

This morning, at approximately 9:25 am all Turlock Fire units responded to the report of a structure fire in the 1600 block of Geer Rd. First arriving crews found a fire on the first floor of the home that had extended into the second story. Crews brought the fire under control within 30 minutes

Posted on Facebook 22 days ago

Happy Mother’s Day from the Turlock Fire Department.

Posted on Facebook 24 days ago

Early this morning at approximately 2:09 am all Turlock Fire units responded to the report of a structure fire in the 1500 block of N Denair Ave. First arriving crews found a garage fire that had extended into the living area of the apartment. Crews brought the fire under control within 30 minutes.

Posted on Facebook 25 days ago

Yesterday evening, Turlock Fire Department responded to an animal rescue for a cat stuck in a tree. When units arrived they located the cat that had been up there for some time. Crews were able to access the cat approximately 50 feet up a tree and bring it down safely. The cat was reunited with its owners.

Posted on Facebook 26 days ago

Yesterday, the Turlock Fire Department participated in Public Safety Pride Time and Lunch Tabling Event @Pitmanpride. Chief Bickle and staff were on hand to talk to students about a career in the fire service.

Posted on Facebook 28 days ago

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