Fire Department

The El Cerrito-Kensington Fire Department provides a full range of fire prevention, fire suppression, and advanced emergency services.

About Us


Fire Prevention


Emergency Preparedness

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Community Programs



Station 71 2022


The Fire Department’s mission is to enhance community safety by:

  • Reducing the loss of life and property while safeguarding the environment by effectively responding to fire, rescue, and medical emergencies; hazardous material incidents; and major disasters
  • Helping members of the community reduce the frequency and severity of these emergencies by providing public education programs
  • Reducing threats to public safety by enforcing laws, codes, and ordinances covering fire and life safety, and by abating identified fire hazards on City, private, and other agencies’ property
  • Maintaining personnel, apparatus, equipment, and facilities in a constantly ready condition

Contact El Cerrito Fire Department

Fire Administration Office: 510-215-4450

Fire/Medical Dispatch: 925-941-3330

Fire Prevention:  510-215-4457

Fire Permit Application - for Permits through the City's Building Permit Counter 
Emergency Police-Fire-Ambulance: 911