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Water Safety

Kids in water

With the approaching warm weather, the Sacramento Fire Department advises everyone to be very cautious around open waterways, swimming pools, and other standing water. Sadly, the Sacramento Fire Department responds to numerous incidents each year involving victims of drowning or near drowning. The Sacramento Fire Department encourages anyone that enters the water to wear a life jacket. Learn more...


Apr 18 - City firefighters in the mountains? In an effort to continue to better prepare...more

Apr 17 - 20 years ago today Sacramento based Urban Search And Rescue CA TASK FORCE 7 resp...more

Apr 17 - The true community value of aggressive and decisive fire attack. A 2 alarm fir...more

Apr 16 - Speaking of wild land. North Natomas crews picking up their grass rig as they ge...more

Apr 16 - A strike team of Sacramento Fire engines heading home from a wild land drill hav...more

Message from the Chief

Sacramento Fire Department Chief Walt White

Welcome to the Sacramento Fire Department! Our mission is to protect our community through effective and innovative public safety services. 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.

The Sacramento Fire department is excited about our new and improved website.  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.

We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to share your experience by taking our customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we are doing.

Thank you for visiting our Website!


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...