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Grass Fire: Tulare County Fire Department and Porterville City Fire Department are on scene of a grass fire in the Tule River at the Plano Bridge, in Porterville. Fire personnel are working to contain the fire, please avoid the area if possible. #TulareCoFire #TulareCounty #PortervilleFire ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Water Tender 73!

This new Rosenbauer Tactical Water Tender is now in service with the Porterville Fire Department. It is housed at Station 73 and will primarily be used to supply water to extinguish fires in areas where a water source is not easily accessible.

This new tender has a Freightliner M2-106 chassis, a Cummins L9 engine with 350 HP and a 6 speed Allison Transmission EVS 3000.

A 2000 gallon water/ 20 gallon class A foam tank supplies a Darley HM500 PTO pump.

This tender also has LED Scene and Warning lights and is Four-wheel drive, making it perfect for navigating rough terrain.
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๐Ÿ™๐ŸผA San Luis Obispo Police Department officer was killed in the line of duty as a result of a shooting that occurred while SLOPD officers were serving a search warrant today. The shooting occurred at an apartment on Camellia Court, off Margarita Avenue near South Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo. A suspected shooter was killed by police. A second officer was injured and transported to an area hospital, where the officer is in stable condition.

โ€œThis is a tragedy beyond measure for all of those who serve and care about our community,โ€ said Derek Johnson, San Luis Obispo City Manager. โ€œOur deepest condolences go out to the family. We are devastated by this loss,โ€ he added.

Additional details about the incident will be released as they are available on the Cityโ€™s website
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The TCDSA would like to invite you and your families to the Peace Officer Memorial site (located on the corner of Woodland & Burrel in Visalia) to a BBQ to honor our fallen brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

This non formal event will start at 1700 hours and conclude at midnight on Saturday May 15th.

Whether you are working or not working come as you are and enjoy good food and share some stories!
#NationalPoliceWeek #honorthefallen
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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members โ€“ and IAFF members only โ€“ who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Tulare County Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4757 was formed to give a united voice to the professional firefighters of Tulare County.