Sacramento Fire Department

The Sacramento Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Sacramento, California.[3] The Department was first organized on March 30, 1850. It was not until October 5, 1872 when it finally became the first paid fire department west of the Mississippi River. Additionally, the City also provides contracted services for the Pacific Fruitridge Fire Protection District and Natomas Fire Protection District to provide emergency services.[4] This contracted area expands the departments response area to 146 square miles (380 km2) as they provide services to approximately 516,000 residents.[4]

Sacramento Fire Department
SacramentoFireDepartmentLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country United States
State California
City Sacramento
Agency overview[1]
Established1850
Annual calls96000 (2019)
Employees711 (2019)
Annual budget$122,652,782 (2019)
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefGary Loesch
EMS levelALS
IAFF522
Facilities and equipment[1][2]
Battalions4
Stations24
Engines24
Trucks9
Rescues1
Ambulances17
Tenders1
HAZMAT2
Wildland3 - Type 3
4 - Type 6
Fireboats4
Website
Official website
AFF website

Stations & ApparatusEdit

The city itself has 20 fire stations spread across the city. It also operates out of 4 additional stations which are contracted out to the city of Sacramento.[1] Each station has a fire engine as well as other specialty rigs. All speciality rigs, such as the wildland fire engines and the hazardous material truck are cross-staffed by engine and truck personnel.[2] There are also four boats spread across the stations for rescues in the two rivers that both run through, and border Sacramento, the American River and the Sacramento River, respectively.[5]

Fire Station Number Address Engine Company EMS Medic Unit Truck Company Wildland Unit Other units Battalion
1 624 Q St Engine 1 Medic 1 1
2 1229 I St Engine 2 Medic 2 Truck 2 Boat 2, water bike 1 & 2, Battalion 1 1
3 7208 W. Elkhorn Bl Engine 3 3
4 3145 Granada Wy Engine 4 Medic 4 1
5 731 Broadway Engine 5 Truck 5 Boat 5 1
6 3301 Martin Luther King Jr. Bl Engine 6 Medic 6 Truck 6 2
7 6500 Wyndham Dr Engine 7 Medic 7 Truck 7 HazMat 7 4
8 5990 H St Engine 8 Medic 8 Boat 8 1
10 5642 66th St Engine 10 Medic 10 Truck 10 2
11 785 Florin Rd Engine 11 Boat 11, Battalion 4 4
12 4500 24th St Engine 12 Medic 12 EMS 22 2
13 1100 43rd Av Engine 13 Medic 13 AIR 13 4
14 1341 North C St Engine 14 Patrol 14 1
15 1640 W El Camino Ave Engine 15 Medic 15 Patrol 15 1
16 7363 24th St Engine 16 Truck 16 Engine 316 4
17 1311 Bell Av Engine 17 Medic 17 Truck 17 3
18 746 North Market Bl Engine 18 Engine 318 3
19 1700 Challenge Wy Engine 19 Medic 19 Patrol 19 Type 1 OES 3
20 2512 Rio Linda Bl Engine 20 Medic 20 Rescue 20, Rescue 220, Battalion 3 3
30 1901 Club Center Dr Engine 30 Medic 30 Truck 30 HazMat 30 3
43 4201 El Centro Rd Engine 43 Medic 43 Truck 43 Engine 343, Water Tender 43 3
56 3720 47th Av Engine 56
Medic 56 Patrol 56 Battalion 2
Type 3 OES
2
57 7927 East Parkway Engine 57 Medic 57 4
60 3301 Julliard Dr Engine 60 Patrol 60 2
99 5801 Florin Perkins Rd Squad 299 Rehab 99, Air 99 2

USAR Task Force 7Edit

The Sacramento Fire Department is the sponsoring agency for California USAR Task Force 7 (CA TF-7), one of the eight FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in the state.[6] These USAR Task Forces, which were originally designed to respond to structural collapse caused by earthquakes, have evolved to be used at disasters and catastrophes, both man-made and natural.[7] Along with members of the SFD, the task force also has members from the Folsom Fire Department, Roseville Fire Department, West Sacramento Fire Department, El Dorado County Fire Protection District and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.[7]

Some of the teams most notable deployments include the Northridge earthquake (1994), Oklahoma City bombing (1995), World Trade Center (2001) Hurricane Katrina (2005) Hurricane Harvey (2017) and Hurricane Maria (2017)[7]==References ==

  1. ^ a b c "Sacramento Fire Department 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Sacramento Fire Department. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Battalions Chart" (PDF). Sacramento Fire Department. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ "About". Sacramento Fire Department. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Department Overview". Sacramento Fire Department. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Stations". Sacramento Fire Department. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "USAR Operations". Sacramento Fire Department. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

Coordinates: 38°33′20″N 121°28′08″W / 38.55556°N 121.46889°W / 38.55556; -121.46889