Chris Ekk, Fire Chief

Chris Ekk (Photo City of Clovis)

October 23, 2023 – “Service With Pride” is our fire department’s motto and the men and women of your Clovis Fire Department are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our community.

It is my honor to be the fire chief of our department and to work with our highly trained and professional firefighters and civilian staff to keep Clovis the safest city in the valley.

I have over 23 years of experience in the fire service. I came from another agency to Clovis in 2019 as the deputy fire chief.

Everything that I had heard about the “Clovis Way of Life” before coming here is true and there is a collective sprit between all of the departments in the city to work together and provide the highest level of service to our community.

The Clovis Fire Department provides service with over 70 personnel in three divisions.

The Emergency Operations Division is responsible for providing the resources needed to respond daily to emergency and non-emergency requests including fires, medical aids, rescues, hazardous materials, and vehicle accidents from six strategically located fire stations.

Our training bureau also coordinates over 200 hours of training for our personnel to maintain skills and to keep up with the changes our department is faced with.

The Community Risk Reduction Division provides fire safety through prevention by regulating and enforcing adopted fire codes, standards, and local ordinances for all existing and new buildings in our City.

The division also provides public education to our citizens about fire behavior and life safety.

The Administration Division is mainly responsible for the development and administration of the fire department’s budget.  The division also provides administrative analysis, report preparation, coordination of programs, incident response data management, and other supportive functions.

If you are interested in the fire service and learning about becoming a part of our team, contact us and we can give you information on an amazing career serving the community.

We are thankful for the community’s support of our fire department, and with over 100 years of history, our department is continuously looking for ways to improve our services and the quality of life in Clovis.

It is our pleasure to serve you and we are committed to uphold our mission to prevent harm, be professional, and use our resources wisely.