San Mateo County Fire Department

Find San Mateo County California fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Belmont Fire Department 1 Twin Pines Lane Belmont CA 94002 650-637-2934


Central County Fire Department 1399 Rollins Road Burlingame CA 94010 650-558-7600

Coastside Fire Protection District Station 40 1191 Main Street Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-5213

Colma Fire Department 50 Reiner Street Colma CA 94014 650-755-5666

Foster City Fire Department 1040 East Hillsdale Boulevard Foster CA 94404 650-286-3350

La Honda Fire Brigade 8945 La Honda Road Redwood CA 94062 650-747-0381

Menlo Park Fire Protection District 300 Middlefield Road Menlo Park CA 94025 650-688-8400

Millbrae Fire Department 511 Magnolia Avenue Millbrae CA 94030 650-259-2400

North County Fire Authority 10 Wembley Drive Daly CA 94015 650-991-8138

Pacifica Fire Department 10 Wembley Drive Daly CA 94015 650-991-8149

Redwood City Fire Department 755 Marshall Street Redwood CA 94063 650-780-7400

San Bruno Fire Department 555 El Camino Real San Bruno CA 94066 650-616-7096

San Carlos Fire Department 600 Elm Street San Carlos CA 94070 650-802-4300

San Mateo County Fire Department 20 Tower Road San Mateo CA 94402 650-345-1612

San Mateo Fire Department 1040 East Hillsdale Boulevard Foster CA 94404 650-522-7900

South San Francisco Fire Department 480 North Canal Street South San Francisco CA 94080 650-829-3950

Woodside Fire Protection District 3111 Woodside Road Woodside CA 94062 650-851-1594

About San Mateo County Fire Departments

San Mateo County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the San Mateo County, CA community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, San Mateo County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • San Mateo County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • San Mateo County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • San Mateo County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in San Mateo County

San Mateo County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in California are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout San Mateo County. San Mateo County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent San Mateo County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in San Mateo County, CA

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The San Mateo County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the San Mateo County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

San Mateo County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the San Mateo County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the San Mateo County and California Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in San Mateo County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The San Mateo County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.