Chief’s Welcome

Fire Chief

Welcome to the City of Woodland Fire Department (WFD) website!

 WFD has a rich history built on more than 125 years of dedicated service to the Community. I am very pleased to present you with information regarding our City and dedicated staff whom deliver exemplary fire and emergency services to over 57,000 residents, businesses, and visitors. 

At the WFD our Mission is to preserve and improve the safety and welfare for all by:

  • Providing quality fire prevention and emergency services at a level defined and supported by the community
  • Promoting community involvement on an individual and organizational level
  • Providing an emphasis on partnerships for training, education and service delivery
  • Planning for the City's future emergency service needs

We are an "All Risk" department who respond with a solution oriented team of trained professionals equipped to meet a wide variety of challenges. Our crews are technically proficient in firefighting, emergency medical services, confined space, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and more. WFD responds to approximately 7,000 calls for service annually spanning a 14.5 square mile area of coverage. Our staff of 47 deploy from 3 strategically-located fire stations which provide optimal coverage throughout the City. Our fleet of fire apparatus are state of the art providing both dependability and versatility.

Our staff is organizational and individually committed to serving the community. Because we know that our people are our most valuable asset, we actively mentor and develop our personnel. To assist in professional development and strengthen regional relationships the WFD is an integral partner with the West Valley Regional Training Consortium, a regional training group designed to enhance partnerships through standardized training and operating guidelines.

In Woodland, we truly believe that we are a vital part of the community and that the citizens and their fire department are inexorably linked. The staff's extraordinary level of community involvement, both on duty and off duty, speak to that dedication. We actively engage the youth of the City through programs such as Read Across America, the First Grade Program, the Fire Explorer Post (link to explorer page), and the Youth Public Safety Academy (link to YPSA page). We also offer a wide array of community programs such as the SAVE and SNAP (link to SNAP page) programs and engage in dozens of community events throughout the year.

Emergency response is only a portion of our service. We do the best for our community when we prevent emergencies from occurring. We endeavor to reduce risk and increase the resiliency of the community through proactive efforts, which include forecasting, planning, mitigation, and response. Located in the heart of Yolo County, Woodland is the county seat and, as such, partners directly with Yolo County Office of Emergency Services (OES). This puts WFD in a unique position to provide a seamless level of cooperative services as it relates to disaster planning and mitigation. 

Our department enjoys robust automatic aid partnership with adjacent Fire Departments as well as mutual aid agreements with Fire Departments throughout California. These mutually beneficial reciprocal agreements allow us to deploy efficiently with the ability to offer and receive assistance on larger incidents or during peak periods.

The Woodland Fire Department stands ready to respond, day or night, with efficient and effective service delivered in a compassionate, respectful, professional manner.