Sacramento Fire Department

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Sacramento Fire Department
Dedicated to Service, Selfless and Professional, Responding with Honor
Agency Overview
Established March 30, 1872
Annual calls 70,000
Employees 630
Fire chief Mr. Walt White
Facilities & Equipment
Battalions 3
Stations 24
Engines 24
Trucks 8
Rescues 1
Ambulances 13
EMS Level ALS & BLS
Website
http://www.sacfire.org/about-sfd/office-of-the-chief/

The Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Sacramento, California, United States.

The Sacramento Fire Department's Headquarters is located at 5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 200. The current Chief of Department is Mr. Walt White. [1][2][3]

Organization[edit]

The Sacramento Fire Department is divided into 2 main offices of operation: Operations, and Administrative Services. Each Office commands several divisions of operation. The Office of the Fire Chief is responsible for overseeing the Fleet Management and Special Projects Divisions. Each Office is commanded by a Deputy Chief. Each Division, except for Human Resources, Fiscal Management, Fleet Maintenance, and Special Projects is commanded by an Assistant Chief.[4]

Office of Operations[edit]

Fire Suppression/Shift Operations[edit]

The primary goal of Fire Suppression/Shift Operations Division is to protect life, property and the environment. The division is staffed with well-trained personnel and technical teams with highly specialized skill sets and tools to meet the wide ranging emergency demands of the city.

The Sacramento Fire Department's Fire Suppression Division consists of 24 Fire Stations, organized into 3 Battalions. The SFD operates 24 Engine Companies, 8 Truck Companies, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, 13 ALS Medic Ambulances, and several specialized units. Each Engine and Truck Company are staffed by a crew of 4 personnel. One Engine Company is staffed by 3 personnel.

The Fire Suppression Division is commanded by 1 Assistant Chief per shift. Each Assistant Chiefs commands a total of 3 Battalion Chiefs per shift. There is also a Captain who oversees EMS Operations per shift.[5]

Logistics[edit]

The Logistics Division provides agency-wide oversight in functional areas of station supplies and inventory management, emergency medical supplies, along with issuing and managing a care and maintenance program for firefighter personal protective equipment.[6]

Special Operations[edit]

Special Operations is a multi-faceted division under the Fire Department’s Operations Branch. During the year, the division is staffed by an Assistant Chief, two Administrative Captains and an Administrative Technician. The Chief of Special Operations has management responsibilities for the following programs: Hazardous Materials, Domestic Preparedness, Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue. Additionally, a Battalion Chief, funded under a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, is co-located with the Urban Area Security Initiative’s Home Land Security Unit. Additionally, two line Battalion Chiefs oversee the boat and heavy rescue programs.

The Special Operations Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief.[7]

Training[edit]

The Training Division promotes the improvement of public service through the facilitation of ongoing drills and exercises that reflect the real-life experiences encountered in the field by firefighting crews. The overall mission is to prepare employees to be successful in their careers by providing the tools and the blueprint to succeed at emergency incidents through the administration of training exercises incorporating the best, most current practices of existing regulations and standards.

The Training Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief.[8]

Office of Administrative Services[edit]

Emergency Medical Services(EMS)[edit]

The Sacramento Fire Department has provided paramedic transport services since 1994. The Emergency Medical Services EMS) Division’s goal is to provide the highest level of public service to the customer. The EMS Division, in concert with other fire departments’ EMS divisions, participates in shaping pre-hospital care through collaboration with the Sacramento County EMS authority, local hospitals, and community organizations. These relationships have allowed the division to meet the needs of the community. Such partnerships have resulted in the development and implementation of high quality patient care, improved recognition and reporting of infant, child and elder abuse, sexual assaults, and domestic violence. Ongoing educational programs, research projects, and publications have also resulted from these affiliations. The EMS Division continues to provide opportunities to paramedic students for preceptorships, which help our community by continuing to bring new paramedics into the EMS System. EMS Division facilitates the delivery of Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) first responder and transportation services. All SFD Firefighter/Paramedics are licensed by the State of California EMS Authority and accredited with SCEMS. Firefighter/EMTs are certified by SCEMS. All accreditation, certification and licensing is in accordance with Division 2.5 of the Health and Safety Code, the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, and EMSA policies 2040 and 2050.

The EMS Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief.[9]

Fire Prevention[edit]

The Fire Prevention Division’s mission is to improve the lives of City residents by preventing fires and reducing the impact of fires that occur. To accomplish its mission, the Division performs inspections of businesses and occupancies as mandated by state and local ordinances and investigates all major fires occurring within the Fire Department’s jurisdiction.

The Fire Prevention Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief.[10]

Fire Prevention[edit]

The Fire Prevention Division’s mission is to improve the lives of City residents by preventing fires and reducing the impact of fires that occur. To accomplish its mission, the Division performs inspections of businesses and occupancies as mandated by state and local ordinances and investigates all major fires occurring within the Fire Department’s jurisdiction.

The Fire Prevention Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief.[11]

Operations[edit]

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all fire station and apparatus locations in the city of Sacramento according to Battalion.[12] Also, the SFD operates a Support Services Complex at 3230 J St., as well as a Fire Training Center at 2409 Dean St. in nearby McClellan, California.

Battalion 1[edit]

Engine Company Truck Company Medic Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 1 Medic 1 624 Q St.
Engine 2 Truck 2 Medic 2 Boat 2 Battalion 1 1229 I St.
Engine 4 3145 Granada Wy.
Engine 5 Truck 5 Boat 5 731 Broadway
Engine 6 Truck 6 Medic 6 3301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Engine 8 Medic 8 Boat 8 5990 H St.
Engine 12 Medic 12 EMS 1 4500 24th St.
Engine 14 Patrol 14 1341 N. C St.

Battalion 2[edit]

Engine Company Truck Company Medic Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 7 Truck 7 Medic 7 Haz-Mat. 7 6500 Wyndham Dr.
Engine 10 Truck 10 Medic 10 5642 66th St.
Engine 11 Medic 11 Boat 11 785 Florin Rd.
Engine 13 Air 13 1100 43rd Ave.
Engine 16, Engine 316 Truck 16 7363 24th St.
Engine 56 Medic 56 OES 254 3720 47th Ave.
Engine 57, Engine 457 7927 E. Parkway
Engine 60, Engine 460 3301 Julliard Dr.

Battalion 3[edit]

Engine Company Truck Company Medic Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 3 Water Tender 3 7208 W. Elkhorn Blvd.
Engine 15, Engine 415 1591 Newborough Dr.
Engine 17 Truck 17 Medic 17 1311 Bell Ave.
Engine 18, Engine 318 746 N. Market Blvd.
Engine 19 Medic 19 Patrol 19 1700 Challenge Wy.
Engine 20 Medic 20 Rescue 20, Rescue 220 2512 Rio Linda Blvd.
Engine 30, Engine 430 Truck 30 Haz-Mat. 30 1901 Club Center Dr.
Engine 43, Engine 343 Medic 43 4201 El Centro Rd.

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