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fire suppression

Fire at front doorThe primary goal of Sacramento Fire Department is to protect life, property and the environment.  The Shift Assistant Chief is responsible for the day to day activities performed by the line personnel.

On a daily basis the division staffs 24 fire engines, 9 ladder trucks and 1 heavy rescue, at 24 fire stations, which are divided into 3 battalions. Each engine and truck is staffed with 4 persons except for 1 engine which is staffed with 3 persons. Battalion Chiefs coordinate all of the activities at an emergency scene. With 3 Battalion Chiefs, 34 suppression companies, 15 ALS ambulances and 1 EMS captain, the daily operational staffing is 169 personnel. The current work schedule is a 48/96 shift rotation.

In addition to emergency work, firefighters provide a wide range of services to the community including blood-pressure screening, tours of fire stations, and fire and life safety presentations within the community.


Fire Station Battalion Chart

Fire Station Map

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