Message from the Chief

Welcome to the City of Folsom Fire Department’s website. I am honored to serve as your Fire Chief and to lead the women and men of the Folsom Fire Department.

The City of Folsom Fire Department is an all-risk, all-hazards fire department. We staff our fire engines, fire trucks and ambulances with well-trained firefighter-paramedics to deliver the best-possible advanced life support emergency medical services and emergency response to fires, vehicle accidents, water rescue incidents, hazardous materials incidents or any other type of response for which we may be called. We also provide outstanding non-emergency services such as public education, fire and life safety inspections, construction plan review, fire investigations, and many other administrative functions. Additionally, we have highly-involved Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS) volunteer groups.

I firmly believe in partnering with our community to provide the best services for our residents, business owners and visitors. Our fire department has a strong and proud heritage reaching back to the Gold Rush era of March 3, 1857, when a group of citizens formed the Folsom Hook and Ladder Company to protect the wooden buildings comprising Old Town Folsom. Many of our original buildings are still present in our Historic Folsom District. Our department maintains the same traditions of selflessly serving our community that our City’s first firefighters had.  We have grown to five strategically placed fire stations throughout the City of Folsom to serve approximately 78,525 people. We continue to grow as the city grows and have broken ground for our fifth fire station with a completion date anticipated in the fall of 2018.

Our priorities are: Mission, Members and Community.

We are guided by our Core Values: Integrity, Trust, Respect, Professionalism, Teamwork, Altruism, Competence, Honor, Accountability and Leadership.

We follow a set of Standing Orders to better serve those we have vowed to protect:

  • Make service our highest focus.
  • Come to their aid quickly and perform skillfully.
  • Be professional and always act with integrity.
  • Treat all with dignity.
  • Be safe in your attitude and actions.
  • Take care of each other.

I am proud to lead the Folsom Fire Department, and I strive to make your experience within our city a positive one. If you have any questions, please contact me at 916-461-6300.

Felipe Rodríguez

Fire Chief