“City & District – Partners in Protection”
The Bishop Fire Department is a cooperation between the Bishop Rural Fire Protection District and the City of Bishop that provides fire protection and other emergency services in the Bishop area. The Bishop Fire Department also serves the Bishop Paiute Reservation under contract with the Tribe. As a result, the Department’s service area includes Bishop, West Bishop, North Bishop, the Bishop Paiute Reservation, Rocking K, Laws, and Wilkerson.
The Bishop Fire Department is a volunteer fire department with 39 volunteers that provides superb service at a low cost. The only full time paid employee is the Fire Chief. The Assistant Chief is a part time paid position. As a cooperation between the Bishop Rural Fire Protection District and the City of Bishop, the Department works under both the District Board and the City Council.
The Bishop Fire Department urges you to be fire safe and prevent fires before they start. When a fire does start in the Bishop area, rest assured the Bishop Volunteers will be on their way to save lives and property.