Services

Yocha Dehe Fire Department

We provide full-service fire and life safety response.

YDFD provides full-service fire and life safety response to our local community and beyond. Reflecting the Tribe’s values and commitment to our neighbors in Yolo County, YDFD makes every effort to open its doors to the local community and partner with the Capay Valley Fire Protection District, Esparto Fire Protection District, Madison Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE.

YDFD is unique in terms of fire apparatus, personnel qualification/certifications and emergency response vehicle capability. Not only does the YDFD provide basic fire suppression and emergency medical services to the tribal community, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Capay Valley and other areas of Yolo County, but it is also fully equipped to perform technical rescues, such as swift-water rescue, trench rescue, confined-space rescue, low-angle rescue, vehicle extrication rescue and specialized search and rescue. In 2015, YDFD was certified by the State of California as a Medium Rescue.

YDFD has 32 uniformed and three administrative full-time employees. We have a full complement of equipment including three emergency frontline apparatus (one Type I Engine, one Type III Engine and one Type II Medium Rescue), a reserve Type I Engine, one utility vehicle, one technical rescue trailer, three alterain vehicles and three command vehicles.

The Yocha Dehe Fire Department is guided by the  Yocha Dehe Fire Commission, which is chaired by Tribal Council Secretary James Kinter.