The mission of the Metro Fire Station Crew is to ensure Protection of Life, Property and Natural/Cultural Resources associated with Wildland Fire Operations.
The quality of work exemplified by Metro Fire Crew is based on core values to serve as leaders, role models and mentors within our Wildland Fire Organization.
Responsible for the protection of BLM land around Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties. Engine 3130 is a Type III engine that is equipped with a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS). The engine is staffed 7 days a week with a crew of five, personnel are available 24 hours a day for assignments on and off district. Trained in such areas as progressive hose lays, mobile attack, urban-interface structure protection, line construction and prescribed fire. Metro Fire Crew has a strict training and physical fitness regime established by Station Captain and Supervisor Abel Mata. Metro Fire Station crew hold themselves to a high standard of excellence on and off the fire-line to ensure the execution of our Mission Statement, and to up hold the crew core values that make us individuals bound by one common goal and one common word in what ever our endeavors may be while together and apart.
Crew Core Values
Family: The foundation in which we draw our morals, spiritual, and physical strength.
Humor: Is essential to maintain a good working environment and to help form crew cohesiveness.
Loyalty: This virtue enables the lives of others to depend on you.
Physical Performance: In any elite crew, physical fitness is a corner stone that cannot be surpassed or under appreciated.
Team Work: Is the spirit that motivates crewmen to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Work Ethics: This is the key, which enables the rest of the values to work and be successful together.