Fire Department

COVID-19 Update
Our administrative office is closed to the public. To reach administrative staff, please send an email with your inquiry to

Please expect a delayed response to your phone call or email to our office. We will try to respond as soon as possible.

For immediate emergencies, dial 9-1-1 or 510-233-1214 to reach the Dispatch Center. 

For information on plan review submittals, please click here.

The Richmond Fire Department is a dedicated workforce of highly motivated and technically skilled professionals of rapid response. It is our purpose to protect life and preserve property.

We are a profession that knows no limit to what we will respond to and we prepare without constraint to meet the challenges of our chosen profession.

The citizens, businesses and visitors to the City of Richmond can expect a caring, courteous and competent response when rendered our aid.


In addition to the fire protection and life safety services we provide, the City of Richmond Fire Department is proud to offer the following special programs and events:

Community Alerts and Advisories
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