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, rope rescue, vehicle extrication rescue and specialized search and rescue.

YDFD has 33 uniformed and three administrative full-time employees. We have a full complement of equipment including three Type I Engines, two Type III Engines, one Type II Medium Rescue, two utility vehicles, one technical rescue trailer, a search and rescue trailer, three ATV’s, one UTV 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.