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Water Safety

Kids in water

With the approaching warm weather, the Sacramento Fire Department advises everyone to be very cautious around open waterways, swimming pools, and other standing water. Sadly, the Sacramento Fire Department responds to numerous incidents each year involving victims of drowning or near drowning. The Sacramento Fire Department encourages anyone that enters the water to wear a life jacket. Learn more...


Sep 03 - PARAMEDIC FIREFIGHTERS: Sacramento Regional Fire Academy Week 17. All 26 of the Sacramento Fire Department recruits currently in the Fire Academy are trained as paramedics. The importance of having fire personnel trained to the paramedic level was demonstrated in today's academy drill. Recruits simulate engine and truck firefighters working inside of a structure fire when a victim is recovered. Firefighting operations are halted by these crews, the victim is removed, and these recruits switch from firefighter mode to paramedic mode on the spot. Advanced life support is begun immediately, drastically increasing the likelihood that a victim would survive a real incident. The Sacramento Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of care possible to our citizens. Read Post

Sep 03 - #TBT Throwback Thursday: Sacramento Fire Station 5 was located for many years on the West side of 9th Street, between T and U Streets, before relocating to the current location on the corner of 8th Street and Broadway. Engine 5 is pictured here in the early 1920's. The building is still standing today and houses a Chinese-American Benevolent Association. Read Post

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Sacramento Fire Department! 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.

The Sacramento Fire department is excited about our new and improved website.  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.

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...