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Our goal at the Sacramento Fire Department is to provide excellent customer service to our community. As our customer, your input is very important to us.


Surveys are a critical part of our ability to continually improve our service to you and we appreciate you taking a few minutes to provide your feedback.

Patient Satisfaction Survey (ambulance transport)

Customer Satisfaction Survey 

Community Expectations Survey


Mar 18 - Congratulations to Captain Cathy Russell, who retired this morning after more than 32 years of service with Sacramento Fire. After her last 48 hour shift, Captain Russell left Engine 18 for the last time. Congratulations Cathy, and best wishes for a long and happy retirement from your entire Sacramento Fire family! Read Post

Mar 17 - Sacramento Firefighters and their families enjoyed our annual tradition of marching in the @oldsacramento St. Patrick’s Day parade today, and we were happy to be joined by firefighters from a number of other nearby departments. Great to see so many smiling and supportive faces in the crowd! 🍀🍀🍀 Happy #StPatricksDay from your Sacramento Firefighters! 🍀🍀🍀 Read Post

Mar 16 - ‪A young man from New York named Timmy is battling leukemia. All of his life he’s wanted to be a firefighter, so he is asking for department T-shirts for support. We collected 24 shirts from our various stations to send to him. Get well soon, Timmy!‬ Read Post

Mar 16 - Please join the Sacramento Fire Department for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Sacramento tomorrow, March 17th. The parade begins at 1pm and is a great time for the whole family! Read Post

Mar 15 - Training must go on, even in the rain: Thank you to St. Paul’s Cathedral at 15th & J for letting us have our probationary firefighter drill indoors today. The rookies practiced the “Auditorium” ladder raise, where a 35 foot extension ladder is raised straight up and supported at all four corners by ropes. They then climb to the top, up and over, and down the other side. Read Post

Message from the Chief

Sacramento Fire Department Chief Walt White

Welcome to the Sacramento Fire Department website! 

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 our customer, your feedback is very important to us. We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to provide your input by taking one of our surveys to let us know how we are doing.

Thank you!


Career Information


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...


In early 2018, the Cal-JAC Academy will take a group of hard-working, dedicated candidates through the entry-level steps needed to launch a career as a firefighter.  Covering firefighter physical ability testing, entry-level written exam and a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. The Cal-JAC Academy represents a rigorous and comprehensive pathway for those serious about beginning a career as a first responder.  Applications will be accepted from August 1 - October 1, 2017. For more information call (916) 648-1717 or go to: