The Morgan Hill Fire Department is committed to the Protection of Life, Property, and the Environment through Performance, Preparedness, and Prevention.
The Morgan Hill Fire Department’s Core Values are Customer Service, Performance, and Professionalism.
The Morgan Hill Fire Department was established in January 17, 1907, by ordinance #14 of the Morgan Hill City Council and disbanded in 1995. Fire Protection Services were provided by the Santa Clara County Fire Department from 1995 to 2013.
In January 2013, Morgan Hill reconstituted its fire department ending a contract with Santa Clara County Fire Department and entered into an agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to provide staffing and administrative services for both fire protection and emergency medical services (EMS) within Morgan Hill City limits.
Morgan Hill Fire, in coordination with both Gilroy Fire and the South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District, provide reciprocal services covering a wide range of emergency responses while also committing to the closest appropriate available resource and Battalion Chief regardless of jurisdiction.
As a full-service fire department, Morgan Hill Fire responds to medical emergencies, rescue situations, and fires.
Fire & EMS Service
The Morgan Hill Fire Department is an all-risk fire department with Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic fire engines. The Department staffs two fire apparatus 24/7 with three personnel each and shares a third fire apparatus staffed 24/7 with three personnel with the South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District. The Morgan Hill Fire Department is served 24/7 by Battalion Chief coverage and dispatched by the CAL FIRE Emergency Command Center. Ambulance transport services are provided through the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency.
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