Welcome to The City of Firebaugh

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

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 25, 2020: Firebaugh’s Community Clean Up Event has been CANCELLED by Mid Valley Disposal until further notice.

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


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

Rapid response services for small businesses and employees

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.

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.