The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is committed to serving the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response. We’re a full-service, all-hazard metropolitan fire department that serves the City of San José and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. We operate in the 12th largest city in the United States, and serve 1.2 million residents over 200 square miles.
We’re one of the busiest fire departments in the nation and respond to roughly 103,000 service calls every year. The protection area includes residential, commercial, industrial, wildland-urban interface areas, and the San Francisco Bayfront. We also protect high-traffic areas such as San José Mineta International Airport, the SAP Center, PayPal Park, San José State University, three super-regional malls, seven major hospitals, and 108 high-rise structures.