Fire Chief Jim Wise
Our responsibilities include:
- EMERGENCY SERVICES which is responsible for Emergency Response Services, Operations, Training and Logistics, and
- FIRE, BUILDING & LIFE SAFETY which is responsible for processing Building Permits and Plan Review, Inspections, Fire Investigations and Public Education. This division conducts building inspections to ensure safety and monitors code compliance of structures within the city.
The department is staffed with 22 sworn firefighters (7 per shift) who are ready to answer the community’s call for service 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Two fire suppression vehicles are on duty each staffed with emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
EMFD is presently rated as a fire protection class 3/9 from the Insurance Service Organization.
We recognize that each day we must continue to earn the community’s support, and we are committed to continuing to do so by providing high quality professional fire and life safety and Emergency medical services to this community.
We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about your EMFD and how we keep your community safe!