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Fire Department

The Fullerton Fire Department provides a variety of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the City of Fullerton from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies, or exposure to dangerous conditions.

Fire Prevention Week - Not Every Hero Wears a Cape!

The 1871 Great Chicago Fire began on a Sunday evening on October 8th and burned until Tuesday morning of October 10th. This historic conflagration caused extensive damage to the City of Chicago: including ruining 1/3 of the city, killing more than 250 people, causing over $200 million in damages, leaving 100,000 homeless, destroying up to 17,450 buildings and burning 2,124 acres of land. Weather conditions and the city’s wooden infrastructure escalated the situation and soon overwhelmed the 19th century fire suppression technology available at the time. It took the combined strength of 185 firefighters, Lake Michigan, rainfall and northern undeveloped lots to finally contain and put out the fire. Popular legend asserts that the Great Chicago Fire was started by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicking over a lantern in a barn. However, Mrs. O’Leary was later exonerated by the City of Chicago in 1997 and the official cause of the Great Chicago Fire remains unknown.

To commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th. It is important for every member of the community to take some time make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. The Fullerton Fire Department provides lifesaving information and tips in an effort to drastically decrease casualties and injuries caused by fires.

Missed our last postings on Wildland Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Household Hazardous Waste, Home Safety and Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm? Click here to view our entire Fire Prevention Week postings!

Subscription Program

A new subscription program is just around the corner! Submit your application for next paramedic subscription period starting May 1st.

Free Pulse Point App

Pulse Point is a pilot program in partnership with Metro Net Fire Authority and seven other Orange County agencies. Pulse Point alerts nearby citizens when there is a need for critical live-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the location of nearby public access automated external defibrillators (AED). This free app is intended to improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Metro Cities Fire Authority, in cooperation with the Metro Cities' dispatch center (Metro Net), is the first agency in Orange County to implement this application.

For more information, view the public service announcement, press release or call Rhonda Rosati, EMS Manager (714) 671-6365


AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and business informed of emergencies. Click below for more information and to register.


City of Fullerton
Fire Department
312 E. Commonwealth Avenue | Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6500

Revised:  ‎  9/9/2019