Always dial 9-1-1 in an emergency

Tim Smith, Fire Chief
Fire Station
514 West Second Avenue
Toppenish, WA 98948
Office (509) 865-3111
Fax (509) 865-3332

The new pumper, Toppenish Fire Engine 11, is on site and is awaiting some final touches before the new apparatus goes into service in the next few weeks. The 2023 Spartan Metro Star Fire Engine,  built in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, arrived on December 11, 2023 and made it’s first public appearance just before the Toppenish City Council Meeting at Toppenish City Hall that evening and just in time for Christmas!

A few features and technology upgrades on the new vehicle include: An electronically controlled Hale Q Max pump rated for 2,000 gallons of water per minute.  The Engine is powered by a turbo charged Cummins 450 hp L9 Diesel Engine with a 6-speed Allison Automatic Transmission. The new engine is also equipped with airbags in the cab to help protect our Toppenish Firefighters. The cost of this engine/pumper is $629,682 before tax.

The Department is expecting the new 107′ aerial ladder truck to be delivered later this month.

Our Mission

“To minimize the loss of life and property, and pain and suffering experienced by people in the City of Toppenish and the surrounding area due to man-made or natural accident or disaster. We will achieve this goal by providing the highest quality Fire, Rescue, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services.”

The Toppenish Fire Department is a combination volunteer/career department. Our career staff consists of , a Chief, and four Firefighters. We have 25 dedicated volunteers. We provide fire suppression and basic emergency medical services as well as other non-emergency services from one fire station located at 514 West Second Avenue. Our first response area covers 2.4 square miles within the Toppenish City limits. We are the only 24-hour staffed city fire department within a 20-mile radius.

Calls for service have increased over the past 5 years. In 2018 we responded to over 1,100 emergency calls for service.

Our Mission Statement: The Toppenish Fire Department is Dedicated to quality performance through SERVICE:

Suppression of Fire 
Education and Training 
Responding Efficiently and Effectively 
Value of Life, Property and Environment 
Committed to Community Safety
Excellent Emergency Medical Care