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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 13 - Day three of the "Fill the Boot For Burns" finds firefighters Tyler Craft of Sacramento Metro Fire and Ryan Gardner of Sacramento City Fire still in the aerial basket where they are spending the weekend. Please come out to Greenback and Sunrise to donate in person or log onto to donate online. All proceeds benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute! Read Post

Feb 11 - The Sacramento Fire Department is planning a recruit academy to begin later this Spring. Candidates who are interested in becoming a firefighter should be aware that there are two Northern California tests coming up at the FCTC, February 23rd and February 26th. Go to for more details. Additionally, the Sacramento Fire Department gives an EMS proficiency test to our potential candidates. Applicants should study the National Registry guidelines for EMT Basic and Paramedic to prepare for this test. More information is at 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...