COVID-19 Citywide Public Information & Alerts

COVID-19 Citywide Public Information & Alerts

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SFFD is helping City businesses with LPG heater permit fees

The San Francisco Fire Department, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office, is now offering a fire permit application fee waiver for Operational Fire Permits required for the use of LPG (propane) heaters as part of the Shared Spaces program through June 30, 2021.

Businesses should read and complete the PDF icon attached application forms PDF icon  and submit the completed paperwork to the Permits Center located at 49 South Van Ness.  Please call 628-652-3260 for more information.

We Are All In This Together!

The San Francisco Fire Department continues to be guided by the Center for Disease Control, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Mayor Breed regarding factual and up to date health orders directives, and best practices for protecting our members and preventing the spread of the virus in our shared community. 


The San Francisco Fire Department is committed to working with the community to provide a variety of information and resources. We encourage San Francisco residents to educate yourself, family, and others with safety information and tips offered by clicking here.

For information about how and where to get a Covid-19 Vaccine contact your healthcare provider or click here for more information.

Together We Are Stronger  

While one in five people in the U.S. will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, right now, we are all facing unique challenges that are impacting our mental health. Sheltering in place, social isolation, loss of income, or a job, are the devastating fallout and effects from an already uncertain and anxiety-filled time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. For more information about Mental Health Awareness Resources and Tools click here

The San Francisco Fire Department is committed to working with the community to provide a variety of information and resources. We encourage San Francisco residents to educate yourself, family, and others with information and tips offered through the links below:

Make the Right Call!

How do I find out what city offices and public services like "MUNI "are operating?

Dial 3-1-1 to get information about local advisories and what city departments are operating in San Francisco. Free, 24/7 via phone, web, mobile, and Twitter.

need help to access food, non-emergency health care, and other support services for myself and family?

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance for information and referrals for all health and human services (basic needs and support services) in San Francisco. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages.

Is there a danger to life, property, or the environment due to a medical emergency, fire, crime in progress?

If YES, immediately dial 9-1-1

The nation’s 911 centers are available to provide EMERGENCY assistance. Please be mindful of how and when to dial 911. If you have come in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus or has symptoms such as fever or cough, please call your healthcare provider - not 911. If you do not have a healthcare provider, contact your local health department for instructions. If it is available in your area, call 211/311 for general information about how your community is addressing the pandemic.

DO CALL 911 if you develop symptoms requiring emergency assistance such as:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
If you think you may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, notify the call-taker immediately so the telecommunicator can better inform responders how to take care of you and protect themselves from exposure. Be prepared to answer a few questions from the telecommunicator about your symptoms and possible exposure to Coronavirus to help dispatch an appropriate emergency response.

Helping Families Stay Safe at Home!

With so many families staying at home, adhering to the current Shelter in Place order we offer the following links for families to stay safe:

Check out some fun informational tips through Kidde Fire Safety on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Celebrating Holidays and Family Traditions During COVID-19

Attempts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 has changed the lives of peoples all over the world in many ways.  Annual memorials, family traditions, and religious rituals provide a touchstone for comfort for a lot of families, as they are predictable and often acknowledge community strength and resilience.  San Francisco families practicing shelter-in-place and social distancing will need to get creative (via MessengerZoomHouseparty, FaceTime, etc.) to celebrate various religious and family holidays.

Public In-Person Ceremony's, Gatherings and Procession are Cancelled and not prohibited in adherence to the current shelter in place order, to ensure the protection, safety, and health of our shared community. Please note many San Francisco Parks and Recreational Facilities remain closed or inaccessible to the public and the current shelter in place prohibits the gathering of groups and crowds.

The SFFD wishes you and your family safe and healthy Springtime Celebrations! 

Helping Neighbors Make A Healthy Community!

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) members are trained citizen first responders who can help save lives. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for Real-Time Alerts, Updates, and Tips for helping neighbors in your community while still ensuring your own health and safety. 

SFFD Information & Services 

The San Francisco Fire Department provides a variety of services to assist the public with building fire code requirements, responding to requests regarding legal matters, conducting fire investigations, and providing fire prevention information to the public. Click here for a full list of available fire prevention adn investigation services.

Additionally the Department is committed to ensuring transparency, inclusion and outreach to the community and provides the public with access to various reports, documents and information via website posts, social media and individual records request. Click on the links below for more information:

SFFD FY21-22 and FY22-23 budget

Public Records Requests

Permits, Inspection, and Code Enforcement Services 

Fire Safety Requirements for Building Owners

Tenant Fire Safety Disclosure Information

Fire Safety Information for Building Residents/Tenants


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