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City Departments

Who We Are

There are 20 full-time career staff, including a fire chief, two battalion chiefs, four fire captains, and 12 shift personnel, the Department Administrative Secretary, and the Public Safety Fleet Manager. Of the full-time career staff, 14 individuals are state-certified paramedics, four are certified EMTB’s, three are state-certified hazardous materials specialists, one is a state-certified fire investigator, and several are certified in the various aspects of Urban Search and Rescue.

The Ukiah Fire Department is presently experiencing an average of approximately 2400 calls for service per year. These calls include primarily emergency medical service, but also fire, hazardous materials, utility control, rescue service, mutual and automatic aid to other agencies, storm-related situation, and a wide variety of other requests.

The Department has an on-going training program which covers every aspect of the fire service. All individuals are required to attend and receive training in mandatory programs such as CPR, emergency medical certification, hazardous materials response, self-contained breathing apparatus, infection disease control to mention just a few.

The City of Ukiah is rated by the Insurance Services Office as Class 3. On a scale of 1-to-10, with 1 being the best, we are very proud of maintaining this high classification, which extends to the fire safety of the community.

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