Fire Services

Fire protection services are provided under contract with the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD). The Alameda County Fire Department brings the resources of a regional fire department to serve the citizens of San Leandro.  In all, the department serves approximately 508 square miles and a daytime population of 517,000 people. In addition to fire suppression, the Alameda County Fire Department provides Fire Prevention (see below) public education, dispatch services, first-responder/paramedic services on all engine companies and all necessary fire and emergency medical support services, and three specialized response teams, which include:   

  • Hazardous Materials Unit
  • Urban Search and Rescue Unit
  • Water Rescue Team Unit

ACFD Mission Statement

We will provide the highest level of service to our communities by valuing our members, promoting positive leadership, and dedicating ourselves to excellence.

ACFD Core Values

Members: We promote an atmosphere of trust and respect that encourages individual growth, participation, creativity and acknowledges the achievements of our members.

Organization: We support an organization built on a foundation of initiative, collaboration and commitment to efficiency, consistency and results, while attaining the goals of the organization.

Customer Service: We are dedicated to providing superior customer service.

Strategic Management: We plan for change and develop management strategies to meet the challenges of our future.

Regional Cooperation: We promote, encourage and participate in partnerships that provide all communities with the highest level of service.

Fire Prevention

The San Leandro Fire Prevention Division applies the regulations set forth in both State and Local codes. The Division assists with the development of safe environments in new occupancies and maintains fire and life safety in existing buildings. 

Fire prevention inspectors conduct periodic inspections of facilities to ensure that business operations are conducted in a safe manner and are consistent with the conditions of approval. The Fire Prevention Division issues permits and conducts inspections for special events such as carnivals, fairs, and events with tents or canopies. These services are provided under contract with Alameda County Fire Department, and is located at San Leandro City Hall.

Fire Permit Application (PDF)

City of San Leandro Administrative Code 2021-22 Adopted Fee Schedule (PDF)

The City of San Leandro adopts the 2016 California Fire Code (PDF)

Information Bulletins

High-Piled Combustible Storage Permit Application (PDF)

Tents and Canopies (PDF)

Carnivals and Fairs (PDF)

Video Tour of Fire Station #10

Take a tour of Fire Station 10 with Firefighter Brenden Burke.