Thank you for visiting the South San Francisco Fire Department website and your interest in our organization. The South San Francisco Fire Department was founded in 1908 and transformed from a small volunteer department that responded to fires with a hand drawn cart to the professional group of career firefighters it is today. 

We are dedicated to providing excellent service to our community and making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We know that through our interventions we are enhancing and changing our community one life at a time.  We proudly provide services in Fire Prevention, Municipal Code Enforcement, Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (Advanced Life Support and non-emergency Basic Life Support ambulance transportation), Urban Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Public Education, Disaster Preparedness, and Marine Search and Rescue. 

We believe in community based fire services, the practice of having firefighters involved in many community activities and events both on and off duty. We also encourage our community to get to know our firefighters by visiting our fire stations and community events regularly. We are energized by our partnership with the community we serve. We are a Department driven by values. Our values are to serve with passion, respect, quality, and integrity.

In closing, we want you to know that the men and women of this department are honored to serve the residents and businesses of South San Francisco.

For Further Information
If the information provided does not answer your questions or satisfy your curiosity please do not hesitate to contact Fire Administration at (650) 829-3950 for further assistance.  Please visit our site often for press releases, public safety information, recruitment and upcoming events. Please contact myself or members of my Senior Staff with any concerns or suggestions. 
Fire Chief Gerald Kohlmann