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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...


Jun 23 - There are over 7000 vacant lots within the city limits of Sacramento, many of which become fire hazards as the summer moves on. Last year, we had several large field fires which spread to homes, threatening homeowners and causing damage. The Sacramento Fire Department works with our partners in the Community Development division to abate these hazards, and Sacramento residents can call 311 to report dangerous properties. Read Post

Jun 22 - Firefighter/Paramedic Tad Suwa has been a member of the Sacramento Fire Department for 14 years, and is currently assigned to Truck 16 on the C Shift. After many years of kidney failure, dialysis, and one failed kidney transplant, Tad received a second transplant 3 months ago. We are happy to say that Tad's current transplanted kidney is fully functioning, and Tad was returned to full duty as of yesterday. He will continue to work in his current temporary assignment as head of the communications division. Congratulations Tad, and best wishes for a long and healthy career from your entire Sacramento fire family! 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...