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Welcome

Welcome to the Fig Garden Fire Protection District

Fire Chief’s Message

 
Kerri L. Donis, Fire Chief Fresno Fire Department
Kerri L. Donis, Fire Chief Fresno Fire Department

The Fig Garden area has a long history of community and pride with an 80-year history of its local fire station (located at 4537 N. Wishon.) The station is currently staffed with three professional firefighters 365 days-a-year/24 hours-a-day utilizing Engine 20 (E20).

These firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and respond to medical emergencies. It’s important to understand that the fire fighters of E20 respond with American Ambulance because a minimum of four personnel are needed to mitigate medical emergencies with the highest probability of a positive outcome.

Additionally, the Fig Garden Fire Protection District (FGFPD) was recently evaluated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) which provides first-class ratings to insurance companies; in turn, these insurance companies set the rates for residential and commercial properties. Based on the current Fig Garden Fire Station, and adjacent Fresno City Fire Stations (and agreements), the FGFPD improved its class rating from a Class 3 to a Class 2 Fire District.

I am proud to serve as the Fire Chief and lead the firefighters who stand ready to assist the Fig Garden community and all those who require emergency response.

Sincerely,

Kerri L. Donis, Fire Chief

About the District

 

The District fire station houses a 2015 Smeal fire engine. The Smeal is equipped with a 1500 gallon per minute Hale pump and a 720 gallon water tank.

The apparatus bay door has been rewired to include an emergency generator used during power outages to the area. The door is very heavy and it takes an unacceptable length of time to open manually. In order to maintain response time objectives, the door can now be opened by use of the generator.

The station living quarters continue to undergo remodeling and renovation work. A washer / dryer has been installed in the exercise area behind the apparatus bay allowing the firefighters the ability to launder their day uniforms, bed linens, and towels on site. The bunker gear storage area will be outfitted with Gear Grid storage systems

The exercise area has received a rubberized sports floor to better accommodate the exercise machines and free weights. The Captain’s bathroom has been expanded to make room for a new shower, lav, and sink with vanity.

The last round of renovations included handicap accessibility to the station office and meeting room. The plans for the remodel work were contracted through Dale Rutherford, A.I.A. Architecture & Planning.

Fig Garden Fire Protection District Crew
Fig Garden Fire Protection District Engine 20
Fig Garden Fire Protection District Engine 20

Fire Protection District History

 
The Fig Garden Fire Protection District was formed in 1942 to provide needed structural fire protection to an almost fully developed residential area comprised primarily of the Forkner Tract. The District, approximately one square mile in size, is bounded, generally, by Shaw Avenue on the north, Maroa on the east, the Herndon Canal on the south, and Palm Avenue on the west. A three-member Board of Directors governs the District. The current directors are Louis Linney, Larry Fortune, and a currently vacant seat.

During 1942, a fire station was built at its present location of 4537 N. Wishon. That station consisted of one room living quarters and a garage with a gravel floor and driveway. In the beginning, the District was completely staffed by volunteers.

In the early 1950’s the district hired a full-time professional staff and relied decreasingly on volunteers. By 1956, the district had evolved to a current two-crew operation. Along the way, improvements were made to the station, often by the crews who worked there. A larger garage was built in front of the original garage (now the hose room), separate barracks for A and B shifts were built on either side of the garage, and a chief’s residence was built on the southeastern portion of the property.

2022 Statistics

Calls for Service Yearly

Our Board Members

And Other Contacts
 

Louis Linney

President

 LinneyL@tntfireworks.com (559) 252-5391

My wife Tracy and I moved to Fig Garden almost 24 years ago. We closed escrow on our house the day our eldest child Jared was born; December 15th, 1992. Through my involvement with FGFPD I have had the opportunity to meet more people and become more involved with the Fig Garden neighborhood than ever before and I have enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Larry Fortune

Board Member

Bio coming soon.

Vacant

Board Member

 

Law offices of McCormick Kabot & Lew

Legal Counsel

David Taussig and Associates

Consultant

Latest Announcements

 

Weed Abatement

The first public hearing for the weed abatement season is scheduled for June 21, 2022. The following property has weed abatement issues that have not been resolved.  820 E Gettysburg, a letter was sent on 6/8/2022 Lots not abated will be assigned to the...

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PUBLIC NOTICE – ADOPTION OF THE PRELIMINARY 2022/23 BUDGET

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF THE PRELIMINARY 2022/2023 BUDGET Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Fig Garden Fire Protection District has adopted the preliminary budget for the 2022/2023 fiscal year, estimating and determining the amount...

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