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. The 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 in addition to a Type 6 wildland unit. Many of our Special Operations trained personnel are members of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3.
CCFD’s Fire Prevention Division is comprised of a Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, two fire inspectors, three fire prevention specialists and a Community Risk and Resiliency Specialist. The Prevention Division manages several significant community risk reduction initiatives including vegetation and hazard abatement programs, plan reviews, comprehensive code enforcement activities, and fire investigations. 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 team of office and administrative assistants, account technicians, fire mechanics, and a 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.