Tule River Fire Department Structure branch was established on June 3, 2006. Starting out in 2006 was an Engineer and 1 Firefighter staffing a Type 2 Engine. In 2007 staffing was increased to 3 personnel (Engineer and 2 Firefighters) and began to operate a BLS ambulance. In 2009 staffing increased to 4 personnel on at one time (Engineer, 3 Firefighters). Current Staffing includes 14 full time fire personnel: One Fire Chief, One Battalion Chief (B.C.), Three Fire Captains (F.C.), Three Fire Apparatus Engineers (F.A.E.) and Six Firefighters (F.F.). Each trained as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Three shifts (A, B, & C) working a 48/96 schedule include, four personnel are on duty staffing a 2011 Pierce Arrow XT PUC Type 1 Engine, Ford F-550 Rosenbauer Type IV Patrol, and a 2010 Ford F-350 E-Series Basic Life Support Ambulance serving the Tule River Indian Reservation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Tule River Fire Department Wildland branch was created 12 years ago. Staffing includes Four full time positions: One Fire Management Officer, One Assistant Fire Management Officer, Two Wildland Fire Captains; seasonal employment includes, five to seven personnel seven days a week, eight hours per day during the wildland fire season. During the fire season wildland personnel staff two fire engines; one Pierce type III and one Ford F-550 type VI. They are considered a national resource and respond to wildland fires on the reservation as well as within the United States.