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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 10 - DOG RESCUE: Helmet Cam footage from an early morning house fire today shows two perspectives on Truck Company operations. Upon arrival at a working house fire, the four-person truck company splits in half. The Saw firefighter and the Apparatus Operator ladder the building and go to the roof to provide vertical ventilation, cutting a hole in the roof to allow smoke and hot gasses to escape. The Tools firefighter and the Captain go inside the home to search for victims and help locate the seat of the fire. In this video, footage from helmet cameras from both the Saw and Tools firefighters from Truck 6 are interspersed to show these operations, culminating with the rescue of a dog from her hiding place in a back bedroom. The occupants of the home all got out safely, due to a working smoke detector, and the dog was reunited with her happy owner on the sidewalk outside. 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

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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...