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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...


Oct 08 - #TBT Throwback Thursday: Sacramento Fire Department Chemical Engine 2 lies stricken in a downtown intersection after a collision, circa 1920. Firefighter injuries and deaths from vehicle accidents involving apparatus continue to be major problem for fire departments nationwide. Remember: #pleaseabidemoveaside Read Post

Oct 08 - STRUCTURE FIRE ROOF OPS: Video from an early morning house fire in the 1700 block of Florin Road in South Sacramento clearly shows the importance of effective ventilation coordinated with aggressive interior fire attack. While the crew from Truck 16 begins cutting the roof, the crew from Engine 16 is advancing a hose line inside to a fire in the rear of the structure. As E16 continues to encounter heavy fire and high heat conditions, they communicate on the radio to ask for more and larger vent holes. Multiple separate attic spaces requires the crew from T16 to move to new spots on the roof to effectively ventilate the front of the house. As the fire vents through the roof holes, conditions improve on the interior, allowing E16 to reach the seat of the fire. T16 exits the roof as another truck company makes forcible entry through the garage door. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Read Post

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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...