Fire Department


Department head: Geoffrey Blackshire

250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 329-2184

The Palo Alto Fire Department staffs six fire stations with a staff of more than 100 full time positions. To provide coverage in the sparsely developed hillside areas, an additional fire station in the foothills is operated during high fire danger days.

Palo Alto's Development Center performs fire plan checks, reviews, permitting, and field inspections. To schedule an inspection or learn more, visit the Fire Prevention Bureau page.

The department was accredited by the Commission of Fire Accreditation International in 2018, an achievement which less than 1 percent of fire departments nationwide have attained.

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