The Modesto Fire Department's mission is to serve, protect and partner with their community for a safer Modesto. They started out as a volunteer department served by judges, lawyers, mechanics, merchants and clergy men. From 1881 - 1901, Modesto was struck by numerous large fires burning down businesses and homes. In 1910, George Wallace was hired as the first paid Firefighter who continues to hold a legacy at the department today.
Coverage: 37 sq mi
Terrain: Urban, Tight roads
From The Chief
Chief Alan Ernst
“Fleet standardization is very important to the efficiency of our department. We run all Pierce to perform as safely and effectively as possible, while receiving excellent personal service. Top features on our Velocity pumper include a short wheelbase, low hosebeds, and outstanding cab safety."
Mark Paulsen is the sales representative from Golden State Fire Apparatus that worked directly with the Modesto Fire Department on their new Velocity Pumper. Golden State is a full line sales and service distributor of fire apparatus and equipment for Northern California.