Welcome to The City of Firebaugh

This small community is located northwest of Fresno off Highway 33. Incorporated in 1914, Firebaugh has grown from ferry crossing to a small agriculture based city. Before the railroad, the San Joaquin River was the major thoroughfare to upstream communities. The ferry, located in Firebaugh, was the major crossing for prospectors heading for gold country. Ferries were the only way to cross the river until the late 1800’s when the first bridges were built. The San Joaquin River played a major role in the settling of the valley and Firebaugh is one of the oldest historical towns on the Westside.


The City of Firebaugh has prepared the attached Initial Environmental Study for the project “Valley Health Team Project”.  The project is a series of planning permits for the development of an employee parking lot (to serve a previously-approved medical clinic) on a lot containing approximately 7,800 square feet (0.2 acre) located on the southeast corner of N Street (State Highway 33) and Zozaya Street.  Planning and zoning requests include a General Plan Amendment, a zone change, and an amendment to a previously-approved Conditional Use Permit.

The study has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The study includes a description of the project and a discussion of potential environmental impacts that may result from the project.  The study indicates that the project will not have a significant impact on the environment provided that mitigation measures are incorporated into the project design and operation.  As such, the study recommends the City adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration.

Interested persons and agencies are invited to review the study and send comments before the closing date of November 22, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the City’s planning consultant, Karl Schoettler at (559) 734-8737 or by email:  karl@weplancities.com.

Please send written comments to:
Collins & Schoettler
1002 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
ATTN:  Karl Schoettler or by email:  karl@weplancities.com

The project will also undergo public hearings before the Firebaugh Planning Commission and the Firebaugh City Council.  If you wish to be notified of the time and date of these meetings, please contact the Firebaugh City Clerk at (559) 659-2043.

Left your pet in the car with the windows open to stay cool? They’re still at risk for heat stroke in our summer heat. You may be prosecuted for leaving your pet unattended. Wherever you go, no matter the season, be sure to take your pets out of the car with you when you’re running errands.

See a dog or cat left in a hot car? Call 9-1-1 immediately and help save a life and avoid heatstroke.

If you have lost your dog in the City of Firebaugh.  It is important to start looking immediately if your dog is lost.  Animals can travel long distances so the sooner you start your search the better.
Click here for instruction for finding your pet and getting them back home safe.

COVID-19 & Halloween   
COVID-19 & Halloween – Spanish 

Senior Citizens Home Delivered Meals / Entrega De Comidas A Domicilio

Trunk or Treat Guidance 

The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation is collaborating with the County of Fresno to provide $250,000 in grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. The deadline to apply for the Fresno County Small Business Grant program will be September 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Must be for-profit and physically located in Fresno County* (including unincorporated areas and excluding City of Fresno)

  • Be operating for two full years, and have 10 or less full-time employees
  • Have no outstanding tax liens/judgments (or must have a payment plan)
  • No bankruptcy in the last 3 years (or must be related to COVID-19)
  • Not have received any other relief funds/grants (e.g. SBA PPP or EIDL, Save Our Small Businesses Grant, Fresno County HUB Grant)

The Fresno County Small Business Grant eligibility criteria and application is available online at https://www.fresnoahf.org/county

Small Business Hiring Tax Credit

COVID Testing: Wednesday, September 16th and 30th at the Mendota Library

Housing is Key: Tenant/Landlord Protection During COVID

Effective July 8, 2020: Salvation Army Hot Meals on Wednesday Evenings can be picked up at the Community Center 1655 13th Street

Efectivo 08 de Julio: Comidas Calientes del Salvation Army en los Miercoles estan siendo atendidos nuevamente  en los terrenos del Rodeo 1655 13th Street.

Ridesharing Tips for Farm Workers
Maneras De Como Protejerse Para Trabajadores Del Campo

Mask Guidance 

Revive Fresno County

Effective June 08, 2020: City Hall will be opening the lobby with the following restrictions: Patrons must wear mask at all times, only 3 people in the lobby at a time, and keep a social distance of 6 feet apart. To visit the Building Department please make an appointment by calling (559) 659-5900. Thank you.

Estaremos abriendo la officina con las siguientes retricciones: Los clientes deben usar mascara en todos momentos, solo 3 personas en el lobby a la vez y mantener una distancia solcial de 6 pies de distancia social. Para visitar el Departamento de Construccion, por favor haga una cita llamando al (559) 659-5900. Gracias

Effective June 01, 2020: Police Chief Executive Order 2020-04

Get help buying food while schools are closed apply for P-EBT by June 30th, follow the link for more information and to apply https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/

Federal CARES Act For A Small Business Grant Program

May 08, 2020:  Official Order for Social Distancing Continues

Fresno State Small Business Development Center CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS PREPARE AND RECOVER

WestAmerica – Small Business Administration CARES Act

211 is a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline for emergency food, housing, counseling, COVID-19 updates and more  

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective March 24, 2020:  Police Chief Executive Order
Effectivo 24 de Marzo de 2020: Orden Ecutiva del Jefe de Policia

Social Distancing Protocol – Firebaugh

Letter from Mayor Elsa Lopez

California Association of Food Banks 

Effective April 07, 2020: Order for Social Distancing 
Orden de Distanciamiento Social 

For more information on COVID-19 visit:
CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
Fresno Department of Public Health 

Small Business Tele-TownHall 

Layoff Assistance For Employees

New Guidance for Drive-In Events

April 01, 2020: Letter from The County of Fresno Department of Public Health
Carta del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Fresno

Effective March 31, 2020: Submit Public Comment
Special notice regarding public comment: Pursuant to Paragraph 11 of Executive Order N-25-20, executed by the Governor of California on March 12, 2020, and as a response to mitigating the spread of Coronavirus known as COVID-19, the meeting will not be open to public. Members of the public who wish to address the City Council may do so by submitting a written comment on any agenda item via email to the Deputy City Clerk at deputyclerk@ci.firebaugh.ca.us , please provide council meeting date, item number your comment is pertaining to, name, email, and comment. Please submit a separate form for each item of the agenda you are commenting on no later than 3:00 p.m on the day of the meeting. If a written comment is received after 3:00 p.m on the day of the meeting, efforts will be made to read the comment into the record. However, staff cannot guarantee that written comments be made part of the record of proceedings, provided that such comments are received prior to the end of the City council meeting.


Effective March 20, 2020: City Hall will remain open, however, the lobbies at City Hall (559-659-2043) and the Police Department (non emergency 559-659-3051) will be closed. You can contact us via phone or email.

We are asking residents pay their utility bill online by visiting www.firebaugh.org (service fees will be waived until April 30, 2020), by phone or you may also leave a check or money order in the drop box located outside City Hall. Utility shut offs for non-payment will not be taking place for the months of March or April 2020. Our recommendation is that you please pay your bill on time so that you do not get too far behind on your payments. Our goal is to continue to provide exceptional service to our community. 

The State of California announced a statewide order for residents to stay at home, except for essential services. The City of Firebaugh has every expectation that businesses and residents in our city will comply with the measures and we will follow the State guidelines in enforcement.
Essential services listed include: click here for the full list and definitions of essential workers
 Police and Fire Services
 Medical offices
 Public Utilities including water, sewage, and trash pickup
 Transit
 Gas stations
 Pharmacies
 Food: Grocery stores, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
 Banks
 Laundromats/laundry service

General questions can be emailed to Olga Flores oflores@firebaugh.org

COVID-19 Small Biz Resource List – Fresno County


Click here for more information about The Executive Order set by the State of California due to COVID-19.

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus
Que hacer si esta enfermo por el nuevo Coronavirus

REMINDER: Please DO NOT flush any items down the toilet except toilet paper. Antibacterial wipes, paper towels, coffee filters, napkins and similar items flushed down the toilet will lead to potentially catastrophic sewer or septic back-ups causing harm to our wastewater treatment system and the environment. Only flush toilet paper! Thank you for doing your part to protect our system.

RECORDATORIO: NO tire ningún artículo al inodoro, excepto el papel higiénico. Las toallitas antibacterianas, las toallas de papel, los filtros de café, las servilletas y otros artículos similares que se descarguen del inodoro provocarán una alcantarilla potencialmente catastrófica o problemas sépticas que dañarán nuestro sistema de tratamiento de aguas residuales y el medio ambiente. ¡Solo tirar papel higiénico! Gracias por hacer su parte para proteger nuestro sistema.

Firebaugh Pizza – (559) 659-1112
941 N Street
Monday & Tuesday 2 large pizza’s with any toppings $24.00

Pizza Factory – (559) 659-3009
999 O Street
1 large one topping $10.99

Giant Burger – (559) 659-4229
1284 N Street
Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Sunday 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Drive thru is now open – free coffee everyday when you use drive thru window

Arambula’s Taqueria Mexican Restaurant – (559) 659-2340
1044 O Street
Free delivery for orders over $15.00
$1.00 El Pastor or Carnitas Tacos all week
Senior Daily Special (60 + years) – $5.00 burritos, tortas, and quesadillas

Star Cafe – (559) 694-2114
1320 N Street
Friday $1.00 taco of Asada or Pastor
Family Pack 4 double cheese burgers, fries, and drinks $21.99

Antojitos Guanacos – (559) 659-1545
Egg & Nopales (cactus) with beans and rice $9.00
Torta, fries, and a drink $8.00

Latino Market (559) 659-1694
1291 O Street – 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Fiesta Latino Market (559) 296-5131
1611 N Street – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm