Fire safety is important. The City funds a combined total of 17 suppression positions (including the battalion chief position). Both engines are staffed with 3 personnel consisting of a Fire Captain, Fire Apparatus Engineer and a Firefighter. As the city grows so does the response of the fire department, whether it be residential, industrial or commercial growth, the fire department needs to grow to maintain an adequate service for the citizens. On larger scale incidents resources from the Madera County Fire Department will also respond.