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City of Millbrae

Fire Chief John Kammeyer

Deputy Fire Chief David Downing

Deputy Fire Chief Kevin McWhirter

Fees & Service Charge Schedule  

Contacting Us:
9-1-1 Emergency
Main Fire Station #37
511 Magnolia Avenue, 650-259-2400
Office Hours M-F 8am-5pm

Fire Station #38
785 Crestview Drive, 650-259-2425


For More Information about the Millbrae Fire Department, employment or fire safety information, please call us at 650-259-2400

Millbrae Fire Department Overview

Greetings from the Millbrae Fire Department!

The Millbrae Fire Department is comprised of men and women, all from different backgrounds, who share one common goal: to provide exceptional emergency/non-emergency services to the citizens and visitors of our communities. Formed in 1932 the Millbrae Fire Department (MFD) provides all-risk services, with members playing integral roles in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medicine, operational training, fire prevention and investigation, and community education.

Our service area encompasses approximately 3.2 square miles and we serve a population of 21,000. For readers not familiar with the area, our jurisdiction is in close proximity to San Francisco International Airport – a stopping ground for thousands of people daily. Our jurisdiction has large wild-land urban interface areas and neighborhoods consisting of single-family homes, multi-residential buildings, retail and business districts, hotels, care facilities and numerous schools. A commuter railway and two major highways provide travelers with transportation through our jurisdiction.

We maintain two strategically located and professionally staffed fire stations.  The Department staffs two fire engines 24 hours a day, every day. A battalion chief oversees all daily operations of MFD fire units. The Department responds to approximately 2500 calls for service annually.

The top-ranking leader of the Department is the Fire Chief, supported by a command structure of a Deputy Chiefs, Division Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs, and Captains. Our personnel are a diverse group, with firefighters trained as apparatus operators, paramedics, as well as a large number trained in Special Operations.

MFD’S Fire Prevention Division, comprised of a shared Fire Marshal from San Bruno and a fire inspector manage several significant community risk reduction initiatives including vegetation and hazard abatement programs, plan review, comprehensive code enforcement activities, and fire investigation. The Division also produces and delivers numerous programs throughout the community intended to promote and teach fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Our members are highly-trained, highly-motivated and prepared to answer the call. We continually strive to exceed the expectations of those we serve. We hope you find our website useful and enjoyable!

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Last updated: 5/1/2015 12:12:07 PM