California Fire Service Magazine

The California Fire Service, published six times a year by CSFA, is the state’s only statewide fire service trade journal. Members receive the magazine as part of their membership, and a controlled mailing is also sent to over 1000 fire departments throughout California. Circulation exceeds 16,000.

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Meet the Editor


Gary Giacomo

September-October 2019

ON THE COVER: Members of Visalia Fire Department in front of the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Visalia. The Visalia Fire Department marks its 150th anniversary this year, and is hosting CSFA’s 97th annual Conference, Oct. 14 – 16. For more photos see the Fire Department in Focus beginning on page 6. Photo by Leona Allen Photo