The Chief's Desk

The Chief’s Desk

The City of El Cerrito Fire Department is administered and operated by 37 dedicated individuals whose collective efforts and spirit of cooperation offer El Cerrito and Kensington residents and daily visitors a modern and comprehensive array of emergency services, resources and capabilities.

In 2015, the Fire Department responded to 3,326 emergencies. This included fire or hazardous condition-related incidents, EMS responses and miscellaneous calls. To learn more about what we do, read the Fire Department's responses. The Fire Department has three stations, three engines and one cross-staff ladder truck. To learn more about the department's structure, read the department overview.

The Department's training is facilitated by an active partnership with the City of Richmond Fire Department. Our two agencies combined their resources to prepare the members of both departments to be highly skilled in all areas from fire suppression to emergency medical services.

Thank you for visiting our web site, and as always, we welcome your questions and suggestions.

Lance Maples
Fire Chief
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