Valley Response Magazine is a bi-monthly publication for the community designed to celebrate and recognize local Public Safety personnel. Devoted to exploring issues important to our area, our publication is written about the men and women who serve the law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medical services. We intend to represent our community and all first responders, including police, fire and medical, in one convenient publication.


Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency

California Ambulance Association

American College of Emergency Physicians

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

Emergency Medical Services for Children

Emergency Nurses Association

National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators

National Heart Lung Blood Institute

National Registry of Emergency Technicians

National Registry of EMTs State and National Emergency Services

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

National Emergency Services Info Exchange

State of Alaska Emergency Services

State of Arizona Emergency Services

State of California Emergency Medical Services

State of Colorado Emergency Medical Services

State of Georgia Emergency Medical Services

  State of Hawaii Emergency Medical Services

State of Maine Emergency Medical Services

State of Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services

State of Minnesota Emergency Medical services

State of Mississippi Emergency Medical Services

State of Missouri Emergency Medical Services

State of Nebraska Emergency Medical Services

State of New Jersey Emergency Medical Services

State of New Mexico Emergency Medical Services

State of New York Emergency Medical Services

State of North Dakota Emergency Medical Services

State of South Dakota Emergency Medical Services

State of Oregon Emergency Medical Services

State of South Carolina Emergency Medical Services

State of Texas Emergency Medical Services

State of Virginia Emergency Medical Services

American Heart Association

Centers for Disease Control

Medic Alert

EMS Associations

Family HealthCare Network Family HealthCare Network currently has 12 locations throughout Tulare County of which 9 are clinical sites. Family HealthCare Network is a community-based organization governed by a Board of Directors, which is composed of community representatives and patients consumers.

City of Visalia Fire Department  – On July 4, 1869 the Visalia Fire Department was formed.  Over 130 years later the Visalia Fire Department serves and protects the lives of approximately 92,000 people who call Visalia and the surrounding area their home.

Visalia Chamber of Commerce – Nestled at the base of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Range, Visalia’s Central California location is an asset to both businesses and visitors.

City of Visalia – Visalia is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley, a large and agriculturally rich basin that runs through the center of the state. Equidistant between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Visalia can be found just east of Highway 99 on Highway 198, the pathway to the Sequoia National Park.

American Safety and Health Institute – ASHI is a non-profit association of professional safety & health educators providing nationally recognized training programs through more than 4,000 approved Training Centers across the United States and in several foreign countries .
American Heart Association Providing credible heart disease and stroke information for effective prevention and treatment. Our mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

California Emergency Medical Services Authority – Information on scopes of practice for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic can be found on California’s EMS Authority webpage.

Tulare County Web Page – All you need to know about Tulare County.

Kaweah Delta Healthcare District – Kaweah Delta Health Care District provides a full spectrum of health care services utilizing an array of cutting-edge medical technology.

Critical Care and Emergency Medical Education Consultants – CEMEC is a new company that was developed by a dedicated group of registered nurses that were searching for quality education in the San Joaquin Valley. Dedicated to educating healthcare professionals over the past decade, we made the decision to form a company with an objective of providing quality education for critical-care and emergency based healthcare professionals.

EMSNetwork News & Information – Y our best source for EMS news . We search so you don’t have to. – A Vertical Villages, Inc. community, this site is the leading internet application destination for individuals, services and businesses who are members of the emergency and prehospital care community.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – As the vocation of the EMT evolves, his professional needs became evident. Early recognition of the importance of a certification agency for the EMT resulted in the birth of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. This web site provides the history of the Registry and a comprehensive picture of its policies and procedures.

EMS House of DeFrance – premier site for EMS responders,  instructors and students, all with a dash of fun.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Emergency Medical Services – The goal of NHTSA’s EMS Division is to develop/enhance comprehensive emergency medical service systems to care for the injured patients involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Jems Online – The Jems Communications Web site,, is a natural extension of the publications we produce in the emergency services industry.


Law Enforcement

Dinuba Police Department
Lindsay Police Department
Porterville Police Department
Tulare County Sheriff
Tulare Police Department
Visalia Police Department
Woodlake Police Department

 Exeter Police Department
100 N C Street
Exeter, California 93221

Farmersville Police Department
909 W Visalia Rd
Farmersville, California 93223

Fire Departments

Tulare County Fire Department
Fire Administration Building
907 West Visalia Road
Farmersville, CA 93223
Phone: (559) 747-8233
Fax: (559) 747-1024
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Visalia Fire Department
707 W. Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 713-4266

Tulare Fire Department
800 South Blackstone
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-4300

Porterville Fire Department
40 West Cleveland Avenue
Porterville, CA 932

Dinuba Fire Department
405 E. El Monte Way
Dinuba, CA 93618-1612
(559) 591-5931

Lindsay Fire Department
185 N Gale Hill
Lindsay, CA  93247
Telephone: (559) 562-2511
Fax: (559) 562-7126

Woodlake Fire District
216 E. Naranjo Boulevard
Woodlake, CA  93286    
Phone:  559.564.2182
Fax: 559.564.0266


Kaweah Delta Medical Center
400 W. Mineral King
Visalia, CA 93291

Tulare Regional Medical Center
869 Cherry Street
Tulare, CA 93274

Sierra View District Hospital
465 W. Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257

Central Valley General Hospital
1025 N. Douty
Hanford, CA 93230

Adventist Medical Center – Hanford
115 Mall Drive
Hanford, CA 93230


Emergency Phone Numbers

County Office of Emergency Services

County Link to Emergency Services

Disaster Preparedness Link


Other Links Paramedic / EMT Career Resource

CalTrans (highway conditions)
800-700-2706 or 559-488-4082


Weather & Road Conditions

Poison Control Center

Dead Bird Reporting for West Nile Virus