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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...


Nov 30 - On January 12th, 2015; three Sacramento firefighters were injured fighting a house fire when the living room floor collapsed. When firefighters are injured, the investigation into the cause of the accident takes months, after which an "After Action" report is released and shared. These reports are used for information and training, so that our firefighters and firefighters from other departments may learn from our actions. No blame is assigned, and no second-guessing or "Arm Chair Quarterbacking" is needed. For this After Action report, a video was produced in coordination with our partners at Cahill Multimedia and EVALS, and comes with a warning: VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. The events described in this video are emotionally charged, and strong language is used in several places. Read Post

Nov 25 - South Sacramento fire crews were kept busy with two early morning fires today. At the second fire, in the 7600 block of Maralee Way, a family of five owe their lives to a working smoke detector. A 22 year old man, awakened by the sound of the smoke detector, found his house charged with smoke. He quickly gathered his family members together and got everyone safely outside. Please remember to always have a working smoke detector in your home. Read Post

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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...