Chief of Department

Image of the Chief of Department assisting resident to safety at the Bright Street Fire on May 2, 2014 - Image generously provided by Dwayne Newton 

About Us

The Mission of the Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of San Francisco from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination. It is the duty of the Chief of Department to promote the Department Mission and Values and to supervise the organization of the Department.

Department Values Statement


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