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The Sacramento Fire Department is provided support by many organizations and agencies in order to fulfill its mission. To find out more about some of our partners, please consider contacting them directly as follows:

California Fire & Rescue Training Authority

The California Fire and Rescue Training Authority at Sacramento is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) comprised of three member agencies: California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services-Fire and Rescue Branch, the Sacramento Fire Department, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. One of the major goals of the JPA is to develop and manage a regional training facility.


The Sacramento Area Fire Chaplaincy is a non-profit, non-denominational, religiously neutral corporation. The primary purpose of the chaplaincy is to be the “First Responder to the First Responder”. In addition, the chaplaincy responds as a support service to the local community and fire personnel. For more information, please call: (916) 764-1775.

Communications Center (SRFECC)

The Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center provides fire and emergency medical dispatch services to the Sacramento region. The SRFECC is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that is managed by the following fire agencies: Cosumnes Community Services District, Folsom Fire Department, Sacramento Fire Department, and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Sacramento Community Emergency Response Team provides disaster preparedness education and basic disaster response training.

Community Foundation (SFDCF)

The mission of the Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation is to promote, support and improve the Sacramento Fire Department and fire and life safety in the Sacramento community through public education, outreach, training, recognition and facility improvement activities and programs.

Continuing Challenge

The annual Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop began in 1990 for the purpose of providing training, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities for all employees in hazardous materials emergency response-related fields of employment. Each year the first week of September, prominent and skilled presenters come together to provide the students with the most recent information available to enhance or grow skills critical to ensure a safe and effective response. Featured are exciting classroom courses, hands-on sessions, and contests to test new skills.

Drive Safe Sacramento

Drive Safe Sacramento is an exclusive driver's training program committed to teaching the driving skills necessary to become a safe, defensive driver. The most important aspect of driver's education is safety. Our instructors are highly trained in every aspect of controlling a vehicle and can teach the latest in defensive driving techniques. The students will be provided with the skills necessary for safe driving on today's roads.

Emergency Notification System

The Sacramento Fire Department in partnership with all public safety agencies within Placer, Yolo and Sacramento counties manage a regional Emergency Notification System. This state-of-the-art system has been designed to notify community members within each of these counties of public safety emergencies and alerts. The Sacramento-Alert Emergency Notification System is capable of delivering notifications via telephone, text message and email.

Since wireless services, such as cell phones, are not automatically registered, community members are able to self-register their cell phone, text message and email address for up to five separate locations within the three counties. Note: the system automatically registers residents as long as they have traditional landline services, Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP/Digital Telephone Services).

Firefighter Burn Institute

The Firefighters Burn Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 in 1973, for the purpose of establishing a local burn treatment facility; providing recovery programs for burn survivors; providing fire and burn prevention through public education; funding education for burn team professionals, firefighters, and burn survivors; and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research.

Fire Prevention for Seniors

A Guide to Senior Fire Prevention & Developing and Escape Plan -
Fire prevention and safety should be a particular concern for older adults and their loved ones. As the National Fire Protection Association notes, seniors 65 and older carry twice the risk of injury or death in a fire compared with the general population. These injuries and fatalities don’t have to happen.

Fire Reserves

The Sacramento City Fire Volunteer Reserves was established 1953 as the Sacramento Fire Auxiliary for Civil Defense. Today, the Reserves are dispatched from Fire Station 99 on Florin Perkins Rd in Sacramento and are activated at night and on weekends with a 4-5 person crew for rehab response and community events. The volunteers operate a squad vehicle to assist with salvage and overhaul, a full service rehab unit, a mass decontamination unit and a variety of other emergency equipment. They also provide logistical support and supervise the care and inventory of the Sacramento Fire Department’s reserve suppression fleet.

Honor Guard

The Sacramento Area Firefighters 522 Honor Guard was started in the early to mid-1990s and was mostly comprised of Sacramento City and Metro Firefighters. In 2007 the members of the Honor Guard along with Local 522 expanded the Honor Guard. This was accomplished by recruiting members from the six Fire Departments represented by the 522. Today there are 14 members who volunteer their time and are involved in over 30 events a year which include memorial services, funerals, promotional ceremonies, parades and fire academy graduations. Presently, the Honor Guard includes members from Airport Fire, Cosumnes Fire, Folsom Fire, Metro Fire, Sacramento City Fire and West Sacramento Fire.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, the National Fire Protection Association develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

Pioneer Mutual Hook & Ladder Society (PMHLS)

Founded in 1990, the purpose of the Pioneer Mutual Hook & Ladder Society is to collect, preserve, and display fire related equipment and memorabilia in a permanent museum. The PMHLS is a tax exempt historical society dedicated to all firefighters.

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A Guide to Senior Fire Prevention & Developing and Escape Plan -
Fire prevention and safety should be a particular concern for older adults and their loved ones. As the National Fire Protection Association notes, seniors 65 and older carry twice the risk of injury or death in a fire compared with the general population. These injuries and fatalities don’t have to happen.

Pipes and Drum Band

In May, 2003, two Sacramento Fire Department firefighters persuaded the department administration to support them in their effort to start a pipes and drums band. In six short months, the Sacramento Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band was performing at its first event. The band performs for the local public safety agencies. In early 2007, a regional band was created, inviting firefighters from all local fire agencies to participate.

State Fire Marshal

Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is the CAL FIRE program that protects life and property through the development and application of fire prevention, engineering, training and education, and enforcement. As part of this mission, OSFM establishes a fire-safe environment for the people of California, which serves as a foundation for local agencies to build on as they strive to meet their specific goals.