Fire Department 

Under the leadership of Chief Erik Newman, the Stockton Fire Department's rich tradition is backed by some of the most talented individuals in the fire service. We value the history of the Stockton Fire Department, built upon the strong shoulders of our past that have prepared us for the future.


Members of the Stockton Fire Department are well suited to lead the way – guided by service to our community and the vision to provide contemporary, dynamic, and sustainable fire and emergency medical services.

Look around and learn more about the fire services and projects that help make Stockton a great place to live and work. We are a vibrant fire department that values our past, understands the present, and embraces the challenges of the future.  We are committed to providing the citizens of Stockton and the fire districts we serve with the best service possible.


2018 Safe and Sane Fireworks

To learn more about this year's application period for the 2018 Safe and Sane Fireworks Lottery, please visit the City's Fire Prevention page.


Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Fire Department Vision

Community Service with Excellence


Fire Department Mission

The Stockton Fire Department is committed to providing excellent emergency and non-emergency customer service. Our dedicated members ensure a safe community through public education, prevention, and aggressive suppression and rescue activities.      


Fire Department Values

  • Integrity - We consistently do the right thing.
  • Services - We provide service beyond our customer's expectations.
  • Teamwork - We work together to achieve a common goal.
  • Professionalism - We always conduct ourselves in a way that reflects a positive image for the City and the Fire Service.
  • Pride - We respect and honor the traditions of our organization, community, and profession.
  • Competency and Accountability - We continually strive to improve our knowledge, skills, and abilities, as each of us takes responsibility for our actions.
  • Importance of our members - We value the wellness and safety of each individual.
  • Compassion - We provide service in a way that our community knows "We Care."


About Stockton Fire

After 38 years of volunteer service, Stockton established a fully paid professional Fire Department in 1888. The Department is led by a Fire Chief, who reports to the City Manager. There are 181 sworn fire personnel, supported by 24 civilian employees.


The Fire Department consists of six operational divisions: Administration, Operations, Fire Prevention, Training, Communications/Dispatch, and Emergency Medical Services.


Contract Services

Since 1976, the Stockton Fire Department (SFD) has provided fire protection and emergency medical services to the Lincoln Fire District and the Eastside, adding Tuxedo-Country Club Fire Districts in 1984.

In 1992, the City agreed to also provide contractual service to the Boggs Tract Fire Protection District.  All four districts have boundaries that are contiguous to the City of Stockton. This brings the total population served to over 336,000 people and 91.9 square miles of area protected.


Life-Saving Tip

To learn more about the American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR information, please visit External Links below. 



External Links 

American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR

Stockton Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 456


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/5/2018



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