The Sacramento Fire Volunteer Reserves traces its history back to 1953 when it began as the Sacramento Fire Auxiliary for Civil Defense. Headquartered today at Station 99 (Florin Perkins Rd., Sacramento CA) the 50-member Reserve unit operates a class A structure pumper, a heavy rescue/overhaul squad vehicle, and a commissary unit. The Reserve is dispatched to multiple alarm fires, Level 3 Haz-Mat incidents and other emergencies whenever additional resources are required. The Reserve provides supplemental staffing, food, drinks, and EMS standby at the scene of emergencies, They also have a direct role in decontamination at Hazardous Materials incidents.
Reserve firefighters are trained and certified by department personnel to the Firefighter I level of the State Fire Marshal's Office, as well as Medical First Responder including CPR. Many members are also EMT and paramedic trained. Several reservists maintain class A or B driver's licenses and are trained apparatus operators.