Fire Department


Department head: Richard J. Edwards

400 E Main St, Fourth Floor, Stockton, CA 95202

Emergency Dispatch: (209) 937-8010
Emergency Medical Services: (209) 937-8012
Fire Administration: (209) 937-8801
Emergency/Paramedics: 9-1-1

In 1888, the city of Stockton made a switch from volunteer firefighters to a paid professional fire department. The department is led by a fire chief, who reports to the City Manager’s Office.

The department is staffed by 196 sworn fire personnel and 46 civilian employees. They work in six operational divisions: Administration, Operations, Fire Prevention, Training, Communications/Dispatch, and Emergency Medical Services.

Since 1976, the Stockton Fire Department has provided fire protection and emergency medical services to the Lincoln Fire District and the Eastside, adding Tuxedo-Country Club Fire Districts in 1984. In 1992, the City agreed to also provide contractual service to the Boggs Tract Fire Protection District.

Additional phone numbers:
Urban Search & Rescue Team: (209) 937-8023
Weed Abatement: (209) 937-5439
Office of Emergency Services: (209) 937-8439
Volunteers: (209) 937-8552
Battalion Chief on Duty: (209) 464-4650
Fire Prevention/Hazardous Materials/Permit & False Alarm Billing: (209) 937-8271

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