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Our goal at the Sacramento Fire Department is to provide excellent customer service to our community. As our customer, your input is very important to us.


Surveys are a critical part of our ability to continually improve our service to you and we appreciate you taking a few minutes to provide your feedback.

Patient Satisfaction Survey (ambulance transport)

Customer Satisfaction Survey 

Community Expectations Survey


Proposed Fire Prevention Fees

Proposed Ambulance Transport and First Responder Fees


Nov 23 - Happy Thanksgiving from Sacramento Fire Chief Walt White and the crew at Station 4 C shift. Read Post

Nov 22 - Sacramento County Airport Fire Captain Timothy Anderson lost his life earlier this year to occupational cancer. Now Tim's wife Lacey has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Their son Mason has organized a head shaving drive to show support and solidarity for his mother as she undergoes treatment. Mason is asking firefighters in the Sacramento area to shave their heads in support of this family that has had such a tough year. Please shoot a video of yourself and your crew shaving your head and post it on the "Brave the Shave with Mason Anderson" Facebook page. We have your backs Anderson family! #cancersupport #cancerawareness #earlydetectionsaveslives Read Post

Nov 21 - Nearly two years ago, the Sacramento Fire Department became one of the first fire departments in the nation to provide department-owned helmet cameras to our personnel. The cameras have proved invaluable, capturing footage that is useful to the department in many ways: It is used to help fire investigators in their cases. It is critiqued and used in after-action reports and training to help firefighters learn from mistakes and find safer and more efficient tactics. And it has been very useful for our department to help show the public what the actual job of firefighting entails. Although we often share footage from large fires and other newsworthy events, the cameras also capture hundreds of hours of video from smaller fires that don't usually see the light of day. The department responds to hundreds of smaller fires every year: vehicles, garages, sheds and outbuildings, rubbish piles, and other miscellaneous fires that end up on the cutting room floor. Here is a small sample: Read Post

Nov 21 - The coming of the Thanksgiving holiday brings a return of the annual warnings about deep-frying turkeys. Please remember how dangerous this practice can be, and use all necessary precautions if you plan on cooking your turkey this way. More information and cooking safety tips can be found here: Read Post

Nov 21 - A delegation of Chinese emergency services and disaster preparedness officials visited Fire Station 2 yesterday. As part of a World Trade Center exchange program, the delegates visit different parts of California's emergency management and preparedness systems. They then take this newfound knowledge back home to share with their colleagues and help to improve methods in their own systems. Sacramento firefighters gave them a tour of some of our city and state-owned emergency response equipment. Read Post

Message from the Chief

Sacramento Fire Department Chief Walt White

Welcome to the Sacramento Fire Department website! 

We view our website as a means to connect with the community we serve; to provide you with the information and level of service you desire. It is important that our website is easy to navigate, educational, and has current and relevant information for you to use. We envision a multitude of uses for this media and yet, staying connected to you is the primary reason. 

As our customer, your feedback is very important to us. We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to provide your input by taking one of our surveys to let us know how we are doing.

Thank you!


Career Information


The Sacramento Fire Department offers careers with benefits, varied work assignments, and unlimited opportunity. Most provide an opportunity that doesn’t tie you to a desk, but takes you into the community to meet people and resolve real world problems where you’ll see the tangible results of your efforts while building an insurmountable set of problem solving skills. Read more...


In early 2018, the Cal-JAC Academy will take a group of hard-working, dedicated candidates through the entry-level steps needed to launch a career as a firefighter.  Covering firefighter physical ability testing, entry-level written exam and a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. The Cal-JAC Academy represents a rigorous and comprehensive pathway for those serious about beginning a career as a first responder.  Applications will be accepted from August 1 - October 1, 2017. For more information call (916) 648-1717 or go to: