CCFD Overview

Greetings from the Central County Fire Department!

The Central County Fire Department proudly serves the communities of Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae. Formed in April 2004, the Central County Fire Department (CCFD) provides all-risk fire protection, emergency medical and community risk reduction services to 70,000 residents and tens of thousands of visitors each year.  

With a service area of approximately 15 square miles around the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) our communities are a primary stopping point for SFO’s 53 million plus passengers each year.  Main features are the Millbrae BART station, which is the largest intermodal terminal west of the Mississippi and includes a cross-platform connection to Caltrain. Our jurisdiction also has wildland urban interface (WUI) areas that border the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Peninsula Watershed 

We serve a diverse area of single-family homes, multi-residential buildings, retail and business districts, hotels, a regional hospital, care facilities, as well as a large industrial area. Our two major highways, 101 and 280, are a vital vehicle transportation link between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. 

The top-ranking person of the Department is the Fire Chief who is supported by a command staff of a Deputy Chief, Fire Marshal, Battalion Chiefs, and Administrative Services Manager. We have six strategically located and professionally staffed fire stations, in addition to an administrative headquarters and training facility. Our daily staffing consists of six engine companies, one ladder truck and one Battalion Chief, 24 hours a day, every day. We maintain a State of California, Type I heavy rescue Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) unit that is cross-staffed daily. Many of our Special Operations trained personnel are members of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3. 

The CCFD’S Fire Prevention Division, comprised of a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, one fire inspector, two fire prevention specialist and an emergency preparedness coordinator. The CCFD prevention division manages several significant community risk reduction initiatives including vegetation and hazard abatement programs, plan review, comprehensive code enforcement activities, and fire investigation. They also produce and deliver numerous programs throughout the community intended to promote and teach fire safety and emergency preparedness. 

We are also supported by our administrative support team of service clerks, account technicians, and human resource manager.   

CCFD personnel are highly trained, highly motivated and prepared to answer the needs of the community under routine and emergency conditions. We continually strive to exceed the expectations of those we serve.