San Antonio Fire Department
About SAFD

Message from the Chief

Since our founding in 1891, the San Antonio Fire Department has built a strong reputation for serving the citizens of San Antonio. The department has been innovative and aggressive in addressing the changing issues facing our community. We provide “the highest level of professional service” through the many contributions of our different sections and divisions:

Office of the Fire Chief
Charles N. Hood

Our Mission Statement
Firefighters Putting Out Fire

To provide the highest level of professional service to the public by protecting lives, property, and the environment while providing life safety community education. To safely prevent harm through caring service.

Our Vision
Firefighters Rescuing Little Boy

To be a service driven, nationally recognized leader in providing emergency services with exceptional leadership, open communication, state-of-the-art resources, and a healthy, highly trained, and motivated workforce.

Our Core Values
EMS Firefighters

We believe in conducting ourselves with integrity, honesty, concern and respect for each other and the public. We have a high regard for teamwork and esprit de corps and possess a strong commitment to serving with pride and professionalism while honoring the noble traditions of the fire service.


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