The Imperial County Fire Department provides many different services to the unincorporated communities of the county, townships and the City of Imperial. Those services include Fire Protection, Medical (BLS/ALS), Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Material and Hazardous Devices incident responses.
The department accomplishes this through eight stations and six contracting agencies. The eight stations that are manned by Imperial County Firefighters are on a three shift system, “A” Shift, “B” Shift and “C” Shift. The eight Imperial County Fire Department stations are located in the communities of Heber, Seeley, Ocotillo, Palo Verde, Niland,Winterhaven and the City of Imperial. The department contracts with Brawley, Calipatria, Holtville, Westmorland, Salton City and Salton Sea Beach.
Each of the county fire stations is staffed with a Captain, Firefighter and Reserve Firefighter with the only exception being the Palo Verde station that is staffed with a Firefighter and Reserve Firefighter. Every station has a Type I engine as its primary apparatus. The City of Imperial and Heber stations also house a Ladder Truck along with the Type I engine. The Seeley and Heber stations also house Type III engines.