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Sacramento Fire Reserves

The Sacramento City Fire Department is responsible for the protection of life and property and for providing Emergency Medical Service to the community. The Fire Reserves attend the Sacramento city volunteer Fire Training Academy and receive basic training in firefighting methods, equipment operation & maintenance, physical fitness, fire science concepts, and a variety of other subjects.

What do we require?

In order to qualify for entrance into the Volunteer Fire Reserves you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age. (on or before testing)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass a physical agility test
  • Pass an oral panel board
  • Pass an extensive fire department background check
  • Not have felonies or other legal reasons not to be accepted
  • Not be in paramedic school or starting within the next 6 months

Special Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment
  • Ability to obtain a Class B driver license with appropriate endorsements (***Failure to obtain the license will be cause for termination***)
  • Wear respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such work, facial hair must be shaved when it interferes with the safe fitting of such equipment
  • Reside within Sacramento county or West Sacramento city area
  • Pass the physical agility test each year as a condition of the reserve program
    • Physical agility test includes
      • Hose Drag
      • Hose Carry/Stair Climb
      • Hose Hoist
      • Smoke Ejector
      • Citizen Rescue
      • Dry Hose Drop

Click here for the application to join the Sacramento City Fire Reserves