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Curtis Jacobson
            Fire Chief

              Curtis Jacobson

Welcome to the San José Fire Department

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


San José was founded in 1777 and is located in the South San Francisco Bay area within Santa Clara County, CA. It is the 10th largest city in the US and the 3rd largest in California. SJFD serves the city-proper and other Santa Clara County areas with a total population that exceeds 1 million.


Responding to approximately 83,000 calls for service each year (from 33 Fire Stations), SJFD is a high-volume, high-performance, 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; 1 municipal airport; 7 major hospitals (including 3 trauma centers, and 7 emergency departments); the SAP Center, home of the NHL San José Sharks, (maximum occupancy 17,500); San José State University (the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast), student population of 32,713; three super regional malls; 516 high-rise structures; and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


News and Announcements
A message from the Fire Marshal...
If you participated in the use of fireworks this July 4th, please read this message: Read on...
Fireworks are dangerous and illegal
July 4th is around the corner. We want to remind you that possession and setting off ANY type of fireworks, including those classified as "safe and sane," is ILLEGAL in San José and most of Santa Clara County. Violators can face fines up to $1000. Read on...
Safe Surrender Baby Law

Fire Recruitment