Five of your #tularecountyfirefighters just completed their third week of Hazmat Technician School. This training will greatly increase our knowledge on hazardous materials incidents helping to keep you safe.
Way to go. That had to be tough with those suits you had to put on to do training. Congratulations on your training. School never ends does it. We as the public appreciate everything you do. Stay safe out there.
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
🙏🏼A 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.
“This is a tragedy beyond measure for all of those who serve and care about our community,” said Derek Johnson, San Luis Obispo City Manager. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family. We are devastated by this loss,” he added.