Richmond Fire Department

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Richmond Fire Department
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
City Richmond
Agency overview[1]
Employees 97 (2014)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Adrian Sheppard
EMS level ALS
IAFF 188
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 1
Stations 7
Engines 7
Trucks 1
Rescues 2
Official website

The Richmond Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Richmond, California. In all, the department is responsible for an area of 56.1 square miles (145 km2).[1]

Richmond Sanitary Service landfill fire[edit]

In September 2002 the city coordinated an eight alarm fire call.[2] The Richmond Sanitary Service landfill had lit on fire.[2] After putting the fire out steam continued to spew forcing crews to remain on site for hours to water the still heated area in order to prevent reignition.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Department Facts". City of Richmond. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bay Area Briefs". Berkeley Daily Planet. 24 September 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2015.