Founded in 1875, the Modesto Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency services for the city of Modesto, Calif. It maintains more than 10 fire stations and its equipment include engines, trucks, ladders and various utility vehicles. The department employs over 180 individuals and also puts nearly 50 people on duty 24-hours a day. It additionally offers hazardous material mitigation, emergency response and rescue services. The department has a fire prevention bureau that provides a variety of services, such as code enforcement, fire investigation, plan checking, permitting and safety education. The Modesto Fire Department offers training and support services and is located in Modesto, Calif.