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About the Department

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The San Rafael Fire Department strives to provide the best fire and EMS services possible; a service that is capable, compassionate, predictable, and sustainable. The City of San Rafael invites applicants for Firefighter-Paramedic on a continuous basis. Check back regularly for opportunities in Fire Administration, including Wildfire Prevention.

We are nearing completion of historic improvements and changes that make our department an exciting and worthwhile place to invest your career in the fire service. In furtherance of our mission to help and deliver exceptional public service, we have added state-of-the-art fire apparatus and ambulances, EMS equipment and technologies, and invested millions of dollars rebuilding three fire stations, and a brand-new Public Safety Center, with significant improvements to the remaining stations currently underway. San Rafael protects several miles of coastline along the San Pablo Bay. We are home to several marinas as well as the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Our personnel work with the US Coast Guard and neighboring fire agencies to respond to water-based emergencies throughout the SF Bay. Fire Boat San Rafael is staffed by our station 55 personnel. We also have several rescue swimmers, who deploy from inflatable rescue boats and rescue watercraft.

Station 52 opened in mid-2019 complete with new drill grounds, a four-story training tower, burn room, and a classroom with world-class facilities. Station 57 also opened in 2019. This neighborhood fire station offers award winning architecture, a host of modern amenities to ensure the health and safety of our crews, and a layout to facilitate rapid response.

The new Public Safety Center in downtown San Rafael opened in 2020. This brand new, 44,000 square-foot building houses Fire Station 51, fire administration, prevention, the police department and emergency management services.

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