Employment 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 & Selection Procedures:


Civilian-Professional Support Position

Complete and submit an online application with the City and County of San Francisco.


Uniformed (Firefighter & EMT) Positions

Step 1: First, complete and submit an online application with the City and County of San Francisco

Step 2: Schedule yourself to take the “FireTEAM” Testing System administered by the National Testing Network (NTN). 

For more information about SFFD Uniformed employment opportunities and hiring procedures, please reference our FAQ.


*Please note: 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.


If you would like assistance or to tell us more about yourself, please click this link

SFFD Recruitment Office

Mailing Address: 698 2nd Street Rm 113, San Francisco CA 94107

Email: FireRecruitment@sfgov.org


SFFD Human Resources

Click here to verify the employment status and or dates of a current or past City and County of San Francisco - SFFD employees.

Email the SFFD Human Resources Division for other personnel inquiries and questions at jesusa.bushong@sfgov.org


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office

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. Click here for more information about our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and current initiatives, plans, and programs.