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Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP. Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out safely. It is important to have working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Learn more...


Feb 08 - NOW RECRUITING: The Sacramento Fire Department is looking for dedicated individuals for an upcoming fire academy. The process is very simple: 1: Please look over this flyer to see if you qualify. If you are interested, please go to and sign up to take the written and physical portions of the test. There are upcoming tests on February 23rd and 26th in Northern California, so act now. 2. Email the results of your tests to 3. If you have questions, please call (916)216-0318 or email for more information. 4. DO NOT CONTACT THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO HR, SACRAMENTO FIRE HEADQUARTERS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON WITH QUESTIONS. The ability to follow instructions and directions are defining traits of an effective firefighter. Inability to follow these simple directions may disqualify you for this position. Read Post

Feb 06 - Happy Birthday, Sacramento Fire Department! A quote from a yearbook published in 1925 describes the founding of the oldest fire department west of the Mississippi River: "The honor of having the first fire company in the state belongs to Sacramento. On February 5th, 1850, the first step was taken in the organization of Mutual Hook and Ladder Company No. 1. The company turned out to it's first fire on April 4th, 1850, using a fire engine belonging to Lewis and Bailey. They continued active service until October 30th, 1859, when they disbanded by mutual consent, turning over their apparatus to the rest of the fire department." Yesterday, we celebrated 166 years of continuous service to the citizens of Sacramento! Read Post

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Sacramento Fire Department website! Our mission is to protect our community through effective and innovative public safety services. 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 always, we welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to share your experience by taking our customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we are doing.

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Career Information

Firefighters attacking fire

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...