Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Clovis Fire Department

Chief Micheal DespainWelcome to the Clovis Fire Department web site. We are excited about the service we provide to our community and we want to share that enthusiasm with you. 

Like most fire departments, we provide a range of services within our mission of providing for the fire and life safety of our community. Proactively we do this with our Life Safety and Enforcement Bureau. We provide public education programs, work with contractors and developers to help plan a safe and effective community, conduct investigations into origin and cause of fires, work with juveniles and their families to determine potential of firesetting recidivisms, work to prevent and minimize effects related to weeds and similar abatement issues, and manage our emergency preparedness activity. Our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is very active and involved in our community. 

On the reactive side of the house, our Emergency Services Bureau manages four divisions: Operations, Training, Communications and Support Services. Our Technical Rescue Team is part of a regional response team. Our Hazardous Materials Response Team is listed by the State as a Type I resource. Our response activity is typical of fire departments across the nation. We respond to fires of all kind, medical aid requests due to illness or injury, technical rescue and hazardous material incidents. We also respond to any number of special calls for service to meet the needs of our community as well as responding to neighboring jurisdictions through automatic and mutual aid agreements. 

All of the men and women of the Clovis Fire Department are dedicated to providing a high level of quality service to the people we serve. Please take the time to view items of interest to you in our web site. It is designed to give you a sample of our activity and the passion with which we provide “Service with Pride” to our community. 


Micheal Despain, Fire Chief

Organizational Vision

The Clovis Fire Department is dedicated to serving the people of our community and we will work to continue to exceed community expectations. We will provide leadership locally, regionally and nationally. We will establish and strengthen partnerships and cooperate with allied agencies to enhance our service. We will provide the best service possible within the fiscal opportunities available. We will exercise foresight in planning, preparing and auditing for the safety and wellbeing of the community. We will promote confidence, trust and self-reliance through personal and professional growth. We will support our workforce to maintain a healthy lifestyle and perform duties in a safe and responsible manner. 

Value Statements

We Value the Clovis Way of Life Through… 

  • Teamwork – empowerment of our personnel to provide quality customer service 
  • Traditions – remembering the past 
  • Innovation – always seeking to acquire knowledge and skill 
  • Integrity – adherence to moral and ethical principles 
  • Honor – integrity in one’s beliefs and actions 
  • Respect – deference to the rights or opinions of others 
  • Creativity – transcending traditional ideas or patterns to create meaningful new ideas 
  • Courage – facing difficulty without fear
Mission Statement

The Mission of the Clovis Fire Department is to provide for the fire and life safety of the community in the most professional, courteous and efficient manner possible.

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