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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.

Our uniformed and non-uniformed staff are multifaceted individuals with extensive skill sets in community affairs, fire suppression and prevention, and emergency medical services. All of our members represent, respond to, and meet the current and future needs of the community. Many of our staff become specialists in Hazardous Material mitigation (HazMat), Urban Search and Rescue operations (USAR), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and much more. With exceptional advancement opportunities, you can go as far as your energy and determination will take you.


In order to become a firefighter with the City of Sacramento you should have knowledge of, as well as, the ability to:

  • At all times, perform exemplary customer service under stressful conditions;
  • Use modern principles and practices of fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, fire suppression, and emergency medical services;
  • Utilize and maintain medical and firefighting equipment and supplies;
  • Understand current laws and regulations pertaining to fire prevention, safety, and medical regulations (including the Health Information Protection and Portability Act- HIPPA);
  • Understand and learn firefighting and emergency medical information from oral and written sources;
  • Read and write the English language at a level necessary for efficient performance;
  • Understand and apply mechanical diagrams and concepts;
  • Work long hours under stressful conditions;
  • Perform physical and strenuous firefighting and emergency medical work requiring physical strength, coordination, endurance, and flexibility;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with others; and
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with others, both verbally and in writing.

For more information, including the minimum qualifications, please visit:


City of Sacramento Fire Recruit Job Description

City of Sacramento Firefighter Job Description

fire prevention officer

The Fire Prevention Division’s mission is to improve the lives of City residents by preventing fires and reducing the impact of fires that may occur. To accomplish its mission, Fire Prevention Officers inspect new or repaired fire protection systems requiring a fire construction permit, inspect existing occupancies required to have an operational permit and those required by the California Health and Safety Code to be inspected on an annual basis, and respond to complaints regarding fire and life safety code violations.

For more information, including the minimum qualifications, please visit:

City of Sacramento Fire Prevention Officer Job Description