City of Palo Alto Fire Department

Welcome to the Palo Alto Fire Department Home Page

We are hiring!

Fire Chief Eric Nickel leads a department of 121 personnel (line, prevention and staff) and 7 fire stations. We staff 6 Fire Engines, 1 Truck, and 3 Ambulances. Then during the months from July to October we staff a wildland engine company at our Foothills Park Fire Station (#8) in response to the heightened wildfire dangers of the summer. We are the EMS provider for both the City of Palo Alto and Stanford University including transport ambulance services.

Our goal for this website is to provide you excellent fire safety information and to let you know of local events with your firefighters. We have also added a Fire Report Log so that you can see our incident breakdown and the wide variety of calls to which we respond. Bear with us as we continue to streamline and update information for you.

Please let us know if there are any specific topics you’d like to see here or if you have thoughts on how we can improve our Fire Department Web Page.

We also welcome suggestions or comments on your interaction with or observations of our staff and emergency responders. All contributors identities will be kept confidential. Thank you for suggesting photos of our fire stations. We are working on this and will add them to our "About Us" page as soon as we can.

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AED Locations by Map
AED location data is made available for anyone to locate a device in case of a cardiac emergency.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2017
Bicycle Licenses
The Palo Alto Municipal Code (Section 10.64.010) requires residents to license their bikes before riding on City streets and public property.