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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 05 - Probationary firefighters from Academy class 14–1 find that rigorous training doesn't end in the Fire Academy, but continues throughout their careers. Yesterday's Probie drill was held in two empty hotels on 7th Street in downtown Sacramento. Engine company skills practiced included carrying 3 inch supply line up the stairs to the 4th floor, deploying hand lines to the 5th floor, and proper air management. Truck company operations included ground ladders, searching for victims in zero visibility, and Thermal Imaging Camera use. The drill concluded with self rescue techniques, rappelling off of a fire escape to safety. Read Post

Oct 05 - Fire Prevention Week begins this week. please make sure your home has working smoke detectors! 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...