message from the Chief
Fire Department has a rich history of men and
women dedicated to providing their best service to protect
the community. HFD has been serving the citizens
of Hollister, CA since
few milestones that Hollister Fire
has enjoyed through its 137 years of service:
the middle of the twentieth century it moved from its beginnings
a volunteer department to becoming a paid (career) department
the year 1999, Hollister Fire expanded its services to include
a Fire Prevention Bureau.
firehouse was added in 2003 providing the location needed
to reduce response times for emergencies in our growing community.
2011 brought the
long-awaited rebuild of Station 1 built originally as a tractor
garage. In its place a modern double-story Fire Department
Headquarters was erected.
expanded Hollister Fire
Department is excited to be currently ushering
in another milestone. While we have always stood ready to
protect our community, early in 2013 we expanded our organization
to provide fire protection services for two additional municipalities.
We are welcoming San Benito County and the nearby city of
San Juan Bautista under our umbrella.
we are Hollister Fire
is an all-risk fire department providing services covering
fire prevention (including building plan review, site inspections,
public education) arson investigation, hazardous material
releases, involvement with public events, medical aid requests,
vehicle accidents, specialized rescue, and all types of fires.
Our department has been hosting fire academies year-round
with Evergreen College for over a decade.
We Are Going…
Providing shortened response times when answering emergency
calls is top priority. To enable this Hollister
Fire Department has added two fire stations
strategically located to provide for the largest foreseeable
are busy here in Hollister! Along with greatly widening our
protection borders, we are in the midst of expanding in two
are multiplying our personnel resources by developing
host fire internships, and begin
an explorer program for interested youth.
are growing safety measures for our citizens by assisting
teams - C ommunity
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radio operators groups , and the Fire
Safe Council of San Benito County.
It is a pleasure to announce that our Department's future
will include much additional training for your Fire personnel.
They will be given many opportunities for professional growth.
the Fire Prevention Bureau was initiated within Hollister
Fire Department back in 1999 I was placed in
charge of its inauguration. I developed an office that not
only offered quality services, but brought in a new source
of revenue to the Department. It is with that same enthusiasm
that I embrace the challenges that are waiting to be overcome
with these new pioneering contracts for our fire protection
this new chapter unfolds, I stand ready to lead the Department
forward as we stretch our experience to incorporate new territory
and new personnel.