Under the leadership of Chief Erik Newman, the Stockton Fire Department's rich tradition is backed by some of the most talented individuals in the fire service. We value the history of the Stockton Fire Department, built upon the strong shoulders of our past that have prepared us for the future.
Members of the Stockton Fire Department are well suited to lead the way – guided by service to our community and the vision to provide contemporary, dynamic, and sustainable fire and emergency medical services.
Look around and learn more about the fire services and projects that help make Stockton a great place to live and work. We are a vibrant fire department that values our past, understands the present, and embraces the challenges of the future.
We are committed to providing the citizens of Stockton and the fire districts we serve with the best service possible.
Community Service with Excellence
The Stockton Fire Department is committed to providing excellent emergency and non-emergency customer service. Our dedicated members ensure a safe community through public education, prevention, and aggressive suppression and rescue activities.
After 38 years of volunteer service, Stockton established a fully paid professional Fire Department in 1888. The Department is led by a Fire Chief, who reports to the City Manager. There are 181 sworn fire personnel, supported by 24 civilian employees.
Since 1976, the Stockton Fire Department (SFD) has provided fire protection and emergency medical services to the Lincoln Fire District and the Eastside, adding Tuxedo-Country Club Fire Districts in 1984.
In 1992, the City agreed to also provide contractual service to the Boggs Tract Fire Protection District. All four districts have boundaries that are contiguous to the City of Stockton. This brings the total population served to over 336,000 people and 91.9 square miles of area protected.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/13/2017
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