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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...


May 28 - Sacramento and West Sacramento Fire crews worked an early morning fire in a Victorian house on the 2100 block of 3rd Street in downtown Sacramento today. Heavy smoke and fire, older construction type, and downed electrical wires were some of the hazards faced. A second alarm was called to bring additional crews and equipment to the scene, and an aggressive interior fire attack contained the fire to one home. All occupants got out safely, there were no injuries, and one dog was rescued. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Read Post

May 27 - Yesterday's promotional ceremony at Fire Headquarters honored nine individuals for their accomplishments. Moving up in rank were an IT professional, two fire investigators, one engineer, four captains, and one assistant chief. Congratulations all, and best wishes from your Sacramento Fire family! Read Post

Message from the Chief

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. 

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Thank you!


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...