Established in 1866, the San Francisco Fire Department is rich in history and tradition. From the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 to the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, the Department has grown to meet the many challenges along the way. Today, the San Francisco Fire Department serves over 1.5 million people, providing fire suppression and emergency medical services to the residents, visitors and workers within San Francisco's 49 square miles.
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.
The San Francisco Fire Department values:
- The public's trust and the opportunity to serve;
- A work environment that promotes health, wellness and harmony, respect for each person, and is free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation;
- Leadership committed to the Department's mission;
- A diverse work force that reflects the community it serves;
- A highly trained professional work force; and
- Teamwork to effectively achieve the Department's mission.
Chief Joanne Hayes-White invites you to join a highly respected Fire Department
and serve the citizens of one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) provides fire and emergency services
to the City and County of San Francisco.
Career Information Session Announcements:
July 20, 2017; 6:30pm to 8:00pm; SFFD Training Center - 2310 Folsom Street #3B, San Francisco, CA
H-2 - Entry-Level Firefighter (link to DHR Job Specification for H-2)
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS; OPEN ENROLLMENT: Link to H-2 Job Announcement
FAQ: Information about the San Francisco Continuous Testing Program for Entry-Level Firefighters (PDF)
H-3 Level I - Emergency Medical Technician (link to DHR Job Specification for H-3)
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS; FILE BY: MAY 4, 2017: Link to H-3 Job Announcement
H-3 Level II - Paramedic (link to DHR Job Specification for H-3)
Accepting Interest Cards Only: Link to H-3 Interest Card
H-8 - "Per Diem" Level 1 EMT & Level 2 Paramedic (Link to DHR Job Specification for H-8)
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS; OPEN ENROLLMENT: Link to H-8 Job Announcement
H-110 Marine Engineer of Fire Boats (link to DHR Job Specification for H-110)
Accepting Interest Cards Only: Link to H-110 Interest Card
All interest card submissions are received by the City and County of San Francisco's Department of Human Resources (DHR); they do not go to the San Francisco Fire Department. The job notification database with the Department of Human Resources only keeps records for one year. If you do not receive notification from DHR after one year, you will need to resubmit another interest card. You will also need to resubmit another interest card if you change your email address.
For more information about SFFD employment opportunities and hiring procedures, please contact:
SFFD Recruitment Coordinator
Firefighter, Keith Baraka
2310 Folsom Street #3A
San Francisco, CA 94110
For general information from the SF Department of Human Resources, please contact DHR via email.