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Department Photo 2018 - CopyPorterville Fire Department 

On June 9, 1890, the Porterville Volunteer Fire Department was organized and consisted of the Chief and 22 volunteers.  Today, the department operates 3 stations, with 42 sworn-full time professional firefighters , administrative staff, and a small pool of volunteer reserve firefighters protecting the City of Porterville’s 60,000 residents and surrounding community.


Chief LaPere
     Welcome to the Porterville City Fire Department webpage. It is an honor to serve our community as your Fire Chief.  Our Fire Department is steeped in a tradition of service, dating back to 1890. Past generations have paved a foundation through self-sacrifice, passing on their knowledge to the current  generation. We honor our past, embrace our present, and cast vision for the Department’s future. Read More from Chief LaPere


Mission Statement
"To Safeguard and put Duty Above All." 
Fire Department Patch - Copy
Core Values
Professionalism, Compassion, Leadership, Integrity, Vision, Trust


Contact Information


Fire Department
40 West Cleveland Avenue
(559)782-7526
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