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About Us

The Berkeley Fire Department was established in 1904 and is said to have been the first motorized fire department in the western United States. The Berkeley Fire Department serves a densely populated eleven square miles that encompass the City of Berkeley.  The Berkeley Fire Department provides 24 hour response for emergencies. These emergencies can include fire suppression, medical emergencies, hazardous materials events, and other life threatening situations. The Department also supports these efforts with a fire prevention, disaster preparedness, and public education programs, as well as on-going training for all Department staff. Take our Customer Satisfaction Survey


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Mission Statement

The Berkeley Fire Department protects life, property and the environment through emergency response, prevention and community preparedness.

Vision Statement

The Berkeley Fire Department embraces public service and will be recognized as a leader who responds effectively with well-trained and compassionate professionals.

Core Values

Accountability - Knowing your job and taking ownership

Dedication - Committing to the organization and the community

Empowerment - Creating a culture that promotes safety, employee development, and community

Service - Meeting the expectations of the community in a respectful way

Teamwork - Working together while being open, clear, and honest with each other

Trust - Maintaining an atmosphere that promotes honesty and integrity

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Fire Department, 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-3473
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903


Please contact 911 in case of Emergencies