The San Francisco Fire Department's firefighting, and emergency management services (EMS)—serve a crucial role in the safety and well-being of our shared San Francisco community. San Francisco's residents, citizens and public officials have placed a renewed focus on improving agencies’ relations with their local communities by ensuring that first responders reflect the populations they serve. The potential benefits of increasing diversity and moving toward greater representation is known to promote more secure and rewarding employment opportunities to historically underrepresented populations, thus having implications for local economic and workforce development.
The SFFD in accordance with the ORE's mandate has formed the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office (DEIO) to coordinate various activities to identify challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion and implement promising practices that the Department, affinity groups and partner organizations can leverage to promote a professional culture of resilience and wellbeing, free of discrimination and or marginalization.
We encourage you to explore the following pages to see what we are working on, who our work impacts and how you can support our efforts.