Fire Department


Department head: Robert Sapien Jr.

1661 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 794-7000

The San José Fire Department is committed to serving the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response.

Founded in 1777, San José is the tenth largest city in the U.S. and the third largest in California. SJFD serves San José’s incorporated city limits and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County totaling around 1.2 million residents.

Responding to around 91,000 service calls each year (from 33 fire stations), SJFD is a high-volume, high-performance, and full-service fire department. In terms of critical infrastructure, SJFD is the emergency service provider for a number of high-hazard occupancies, including an international airport, a municipal airport, seven major hospitals (including three trauma centers and seven emergency departments), the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and many large public facilities and high-rise structures.

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