Palo Alto Fire Department


The Palo Alto Fire Department's mission is to safeguard and enrich the lives of anyone, anytime, anywhere with compassion and pride.  We are proud to have achieved accrediation by the Commission of Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) in August of 2018, which less than one percent of fire departments nationwide have been accredited.

Regional Fire Status & Online Resources

A new dedicated webpage is the community's single resource to share details as new information becomes available on regional wildfires, city service impacts, ways to stay informed, and if there are specific impacts to Palo Alto residents and neighborhoods.

To learn more, visit Regional Fire Status & Online Resources page.

Fire Prevention Bureau

The City of Palo Alto's Development Center performs fire plan checks, reviews, permitting, and field inspections. To schedule an inspection or learn more about, visit our Fire Prevention Bureau page.


Contact Us

Phone: (650) 329-2184 | Emergency: 9-1-1

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