Established in 1866, the San Francisco Fire Department is rich in history and tradition. From the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 to the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, the Department has grown to meet the many challenges along the way. Today, the San Francisco Fire Department serves over 1.5 million people, providing fire suppression and emergency medical services to the residents, visitors and workers within San Francisco's 49 square miles.
The mission of the Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of San Francisco from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.
The San Francisco Fire Department values:
- The public's trust and the opportunity to serve;
- A work environment that promotes health, wellness and harmony, respect for each person, and is free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation;
- Leadership committed to the Department's mission;
- A diverse work force that reflects the community it serves;
- A highly trained professional work force; and
- Teamwork to effectively achieve the Department's mission.
Chief Joanne Hayes-White invites you to join a highly respected Fire Department
and serve the citizens of one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) provides fire and emergency services
to the City and County of San Francisco.
For general human resources information, contact us via email.