CCFD Overview

Greetings from the Central County Fire Department!

The Central County Fire Department – serving the communities of Burlingame and Hillsborough – is comprised of men and women, all from different backgrounds, who share one common goal: to provide exceptional emergency/non-emergency services to the citizens and visitors of our communities. Formed in April 2004, the Central County Fire Department (CCFD) provides all-risk services, with members playing integral roles in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medicine, operational training, fire prevention and investigation, and community education.

Our service area encompasses approximately 12 square miles and we serve a population of 40,000. For readers not familiar with the area, our jurisdiction is in close proximity to San Francisco International Airport – a stopping ground for thousands of people daily. Our jurisdiction has large wildland urban interface areas and neighborhoods consisting of single-family homes, multi-residential buildings, retail and business districts, hotels, a regional hospital, care facilities, numerous schools, as well as a large industrial area. A commuter railway and two major highways provide travelers with transportation leading north and south through our jurisdiction.

We maintain four strategically located and professionally staffed fire stations, in addition to an administrative headquarters and training tower. The Department staffs four fire engines and one ladder truck 24 hours a day, everyday. A Heavy-Duty Urban Search & Rescue unit is also housed at one of our fire stations and is cross-staffed with on-duty personnel. A battalion chief oversees all daily operations of CCFD fire units. The Department responds to approximately 4,500 calls for service annually.

The top-ranking leader of the Department is the Fire Chief, supported by a command structure of a Deputy Chief, Division Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs, and Captains. Our personnel are a diverse group, with firefighters trained as apparatus operators, paramedics, as well as a large number trained in Special Operations. Several of our Special Operations trained personnel are members of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3. We also have members trained in specialty positions including fire inspectors, SWAT paramedics and fire mechanics.

The CCFD’S Fire Prevention Division, comprised of a Fire Marshal, two fire inspectors, and two disaster preparedness specialist, manages several significant community risk reduction initiatives including vegetation and hazard abatement programs, plan review, comprehensive code enforcement activities, and fire investigation. The Division also produces and delivers numerous programs throughout the community intended to promote and teach fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Our members are highly-trained, highly-motivated and prepared to answer the call. We continually strive to exceed the expectations of those we serve. We hope you find our website useful and enjoyable!