Santa Clara County Fire Department
Established in 1947, Santa Clara County Fire Department is an internationally accredited emergency services agency serving the largest county in Northern California. We provide emergency response to over 226,000 residents in the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Redwood Estates, Saratoga and adjacent unincorporated areas.
Daily 24-hour emergency response staffing consists of 66 firefighters and officers operating out of 15 fire stations with 31 front-line fire apparatus and 3 command vehicles.
Governed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, the Fire Chief serves as the County Fire Marshal and also provides management oversight for the County’s Office of Emergency Management and 9-1-1 Communications Center.
The department employs over 300 fire prevention, suppression, investigation, administration, and maintenance personnel.
“It is an honor to serve those who work, live and play in Santa Clara County, one of the most diverse and technologically advanced communities in the world, and we take our responsibility to the community seriously. Over the next few years your fire department will make significant investments for the future by upgrading facilities and apparatus, implementing a new 911 computer-aided dispatch system, and completing an independent accreditation process through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. As a California Fire Protection District reporting to the Board of Supervisors, we are committed to providing superior service for our unique community.”
– Tony Bowden, Fire Chief