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Thank you to all our sisters.
Tulare County Professional Firefighters proudly support Amy Shuklian for District 3 Supervisor.
The job wasn't done until they replaced their smoke detector battery. #couldsaveyourlife
Your phone may "fall back" by itself but your smoke detector needs you to put in a new battery. #couldsaveyourlife
Local 4757 is selling a breast cancer awareness shirt this month. Tulare County Firefighters will be wearing this shirt on duty this month. Proceeds will go to the Kawea Delta Foundation Lost Girls Mammogram Fund. This fund helps uninsured or under insured women receive a Mammogram. Many insurance companies won't pay For a mammogram when the patient is under 40, regardless of history.
join us at Compadres!
Congratulations to the new members of North Central Fire. Several past and present members of L4757 made the jump to help this agency re-form. It's been 12 years since many of us took a similar picture in our baby blues. Best of luck and continued success as your organization grows.
Stop by Olive and Westwood in Porterville to help kids with muscular dystrophy go to summer camp.
Terra Bella filling the boot to fight muscle disease.
Today our Fire Apparatus Engineer recruits have taken their oath to serve the public and will join us in our stations. These Fire Apparatus Engineers will allow us to increase staffing from 1 to 2 firefighters in one station.
This Friday we will be fighting muscle disease in Tulare County. Come join us in the fight. You can help buy donating to clinics, new therapies and "The best week ever" summer camp.
Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with The Hernandez family and our brothers and sisters of the Kings County Fire Department in this very difficult time. KCFD FAE Keith Hernandez lost his battle with cancer February 23, 2019.
Thank you to our partners in law enforcement. Today we say thank you, everyday you have our respect.
Thank you to Supervisor Kuyler Crocker for joining us.
Exeter is helping local kids with Muscular Dystrophy go to camp where every kid has the opportunity to do everything the camp offers.
STOP by Ave 400 and Road 56 and Fill the Boot.
We are fighting muscle disease at Betty Drive and Road 67.
Elizondo family.
Father and sons
Chief Norman and Captain Elizondo
We were out raising money for the Lost Girls Mammogram Fund. Get your Pink Shirt here:
Thank you to Tulare County Board of Supervisors for supporting the fight against breast cancer! We are selling Pink Shirts that we will be wearing the month of October. Funds help local women in the fight to beat breast cancer. Please go to:
Eleven years ago today the Cal Fire contract ended. Tulare County Fire Department began to provide fire protection for the people who live, work and travel in Tulare County. With the new Fire Department came a new dispatch center, Firecomm. Station 11 responded to the first call of the new Tulare County Fire Department.
Have a good flag day.
Come support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and let Tulare County Professional Firefighters fix you a drink. We take over the bar at 5:00 to 7:00.
Great training opportunity.
Thank you Veterans for defending our country. Welcome home, job well done.
Thank you to the staff at Tulare County Federal Credit Union for counting all the money for MDA Fill The Boot.
Help fight muscle disease in Ivanhoe
Please come out and support MDA on Friday October 27th.
Go to for information on preparing for wildfires and other disasters.
Come join us at a Visalia Rawhide game. Chief Norman will be throwing out the first pitch. This game was rescheduled due to the of the large response to the flooding on the Kings River.
Today ten years ago Tulare County Fire Department was reborn. The 80+ year Cal Fire contract was ended and Tulare County staffed their own professional fire department. Over the years our members have continued to raise the bar on customer service and emergency operations.
Crews from Battalion 2 B shift took Battalion Chief Hicks out to dinner on his final night of service before he officially retired. Chief Hicks served the last 10 years of his 40+ year career as a Battalion Chief serving the citizens of Tulare County. Congratulations Chief Hicks. Enjoy your very well deserved retirement.
Tulare County IAFF Local 4757 and Tule River Fire Department members at boot camp with the Olvera Family ready to end muscle disease. #filltheboot #mda
Daylight Saving Time starts tonight at 0200. If you change your clock correctly you will be on time. When you change your smoke detector battery you could save your family's life. Which one will you change first?
Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Whittier Police Department Officer Keith Wayne Boyer. #EOW 02/20/17, Rest In Peace brother. #L4757
Chief Norman shared some sad news this morning. Rest in peace Chief Sunderland. Colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that I pass along the following information. Our first Tulare County Fire Chief Steve Sunderland passed away suddenly last night at his home in Dinuba. Chief Sunderland served as our Chief from 2006 to 2011 after a distinguished career with CAL Fire. During his retirement he was very active in the community and enjoyed golfing on a very frequent basis. His loss in the fire service community will leave a huge void. Funeral arrangements are pending and I will pass along service information in the very near future. Please keep the Sunderland Family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Charlie Norman, Fire Chief Tulare County Fire Department
West Olive Station Fill the Boot.
Filling the boot for MDA and saving dogs on Westwood and Olive in Porterville.
The members of the IAFF Local 4757 offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Sgt. Mike Yandell, who was killed in an off-duty, single vehicle crash in Kings County just before midnight Saturday, in the area of Houston and 7th avenues. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. This is a very difficult time for the Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Boudreaux. The Yandell family has a long history with the department as his father, Darrel Yandell, is a retired Lieutenant. “We are hurting with the loss of our friend,” Sheriff Boudreaux said. Sgt. Yandell was a caring and passionate man who loved the Sheriff’s office. “He was a personal friend of mine which makes this time equally difficult for me and his family,” he said. “I ask for the prayers of the community and law enforcement family for the Yandell family during this difficult time.” Sgt. Yandell touched many lives through his presidency of the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. As part of his duties, he made sure families were cared for during times of tragedy. “Now we must all return his work by supporting and caring for his family the way he would have taken care of ours,” Sheriff Boudreaux said. He is survived by his wife and two children. Sgt. Yandell was hired at the Sheriff's Office in 2000. First, he worked in the Main Jail, then Headquarters Patrol, Gang Violence Suppression Unit, and Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (STEP). He had specialized training in SWAT, agricultural crimes, narcotics and asset forfeiture. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and was assigned to the Sheriff’s Pixley Substation. His most recent assignment was with the Sheriff's Agricultural Crimes Unit beginning a year ago. Sgt. Yandell served on the board of the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association for nearly 12 years and was named president in 2013. As president, he worked tirelessly helping the men and women of the association, said Sgt. Joe Torres, vice president. “He sacrificed hundreds of hours of his personal time for the benefit of its members,” he said.
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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 – and IAFF members only – 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.