Wildfire Preparedness

The Morgan Hill Fire Department is proud to make fire prevention and preparedness its top priority within the community.  The primary purpose of fire prevention is to reduce the risk of fire emergencies in the community, to ensure the safety of residents, visitors, employees, and patrons, and to protect the continuity of operations in our business community.

Morgan Hill‘s Fire Prevention efforts have been recognized by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) and the Grinnell Mutual with the honor of the Life Safety Achievement Award.

While the department maintains committed to fire prevention and preparedness, we still need help from you at home.  Below are programs and links to guide you through the steps needed to ensure our community is ready for when fire comes. 


Be Ember AwareReady, Set, Go!

Helpful Links

Ready for WildfireFireSafe Council
FireWise CommunitiesGovernment Code
Public Resources CodeMunicipal Code
Webinar on the Home Ignition Zone (approx. 30 minutes)


Home Landscaping for Fire Safety
Equipment Fire Safety
Homeowners Guide to Sudden Oak Death 
Sudden Oak Death in California
Helping your Trees Survive the Drought

  1. Fire Department

    Physical Address
    15670 Monterey Road
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    Non Emergency Phone: 408-779-6611
    Business Phone: 408-779-2121
    Emergency: 911

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  2. Jake Hess

    Morgan Hill Fire Chief
    Phone: 408-779-6611

  3. Jim Crawford

    Assistant Chief Fire Services
    Phone: 408-472-1605

  4. Jim Galassi

    Fire Operations
    Phone: 408-779-6611

  5. Dwight Good

    Fire Marshall
    Phone: 408-310-4654