Career Opportunities

Join the SFFD– and help keep our community safe, healthy and resilient!

The SFFD is one of the best firefighting agencies in the world and has long set a standard of excellence for training and performance as a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting millions of people who live, work and play in this beautiful City.  

The SFFD' s uniformed personnel protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service. An equally committed non-sworn cadre of professional support personnel provides technical and administrative expertise in their corresponding pursuit of the Department's Mission. 


Application Information for Candidates & Career Pathways


Click here to apply for a Civilian-Professional Support position with the City and County of San Francisco

*Please note: All 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. 

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Review our anticipated recruitment timeline for the upcoming academy class. 


Contact Us

For questions about H2 firefighter recruitment, please contact us at


For questions about H3 EMS recruitment, please contact us at


If you are a current or past City and County of San Francisco - SFFD employees, please email the SFFD Human Resources Division for other personnel inquiries and questions at

Click here if you are looking for information on of employment verification.

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The San Francisco Fire Department values the public’s trust and the opportunity to serve; and is invested in maintaining a work environment that promotes health, wellness and harmony, respect for each person, and is free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. The SFFD's leadership is committed to fostering a diverse work force that reflects the community it serves, and developing a highly trained professional team based work force to effectively achieve the Department’s Mission. For more information, please visit our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to learn about current initiatives, plans, and programs.