The Ceres Fire Department works to offer a range of medical aid, rescue and public assistance services. The department serves more than 55,000 community members and over 15 square mile of protection area. It responds to nearly 4, 950 emergency calls annually. The Ceres Fire Department is also responsible for offering fire prevention and emergency medical services. It is a volunteer agency that was founded in 1911. The department works with team of approximately 35 staff members, as well as operates several fire stations. It is a part of the Department of Public Safety Emergency Services, which is governed by the city of Ceres in California, which has a population of more than 40,000 residents.