We have 9 fire stations strategically located throughout the Cities of Belmont, Foster City and San Mateo to provide rapid response to fires, medical emergencies, rescues and other emergency calls for service. We participate in a Joint Powers Agreement providing automatic aid response throughout the San Mateo County's Fire Service delivery system.
Each Fire Station has 1 fire engine staffed by 1 Fire Captain and 2 Firefighter/Engineers. Fire Station 28 in Foster City has 2 fire engines. One member of the Engine Company is a Paramedic. Most of our firefighters have special skills including, but not limited to, rescue systems, confined space, swift water and hazardous materials.
Fire Aerial Ladder Truck
We staff two, 100' tractor drawn aerial ladder trucks, one out of Fire Station 21 & the other out of Fire Station 23. The trucks respond to all major incidents in the community. These trucks carry special equipment including "the jaws of life," ladders, heavy rescue equipment, jacks, saws, pumps and many other special tools. The truck is staffed by 1 Fire Captain and 3 Firefighters. One member of the Truck Company is a Paramedic.
All our Firefighters are State-certified Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technicians. One member on each Engine Company is a State-licensed paramedic, permitting the department to provide advanced life support services.
Fire Action Consensus Team (FACT)
We utilize a participatory management model, known as the Fire Action Consensus Team (FACT).
FACT is made up of a cross-section of fire department employees and exists to solicit and assess input from all ranks of the organization.
It is the shared responsibility of all department members, working through FACT members, Command Staff, and Union Representatives, to ensure that the collaborative management process is used properly.
Provides accurate and appropriate data necessary for making policy, procedures, plans and solutions
Assists the Fire Chief in his duty to envision the future of the department
Maintains a broad perspective, addressing big, department-wide issues, always with an eye to the future