The Reserves can trace their history back to 1953 when they began as the Sacramento Fire Auxiliary for Civil Defense. The Reserves are Headquartered today at Fire Station 99 on Florin Perkins Rd in Sacramento CA.
The Fire Reserves are dispatched to all structure fires in the city of Sacramento, level III Haz-Mat incidents, DART calls, USAR activations. They are the Sacramento City fire departments logistical support unit and supervise the care and inventory of the departments reserve suppression fleet.
The training of the reserve firefighter is a very academy structured program. In the first six month a reserve is in the program they receive a state volunteer firefighter certification. After a year of the training academy and all training is completed they are qualified to receive a state certified volunteer firefighter I certification. Most reserves get hired with a fire department or move on to higher training and/or paramedic school. if they stay in longer they qualify for the a firefighter II certification. The program plays a major roll in the operation of the City of Sacramento Fire Department.