One of our main responsibilities is fire suppression. NFD responds to all fires within the city limits and will provide mutual aid when called upon. Once the fire is extinguished, we are here for you to help with those first steps towards recovery.
Since 1978 the Napa Fire Department has been the primary ALS (advanced life support) provider within city limits. Every front line apparatus is staffed with at least one paramedic 24/7 assuring prompt ALS care.
Our firefighters are well trained in the Wildland arena and will respond both within the city of Napa and as mutual aid to wild fires throughout the State and Nation.
The Napa Fire Department has three HazMat specialists ensuring one is on duty at all times. They are part of the County wide HazMat team (NIHIT) and will work to mitigate any HazMat incident.
Rope rescue, confined space, trench rescue, interior/exterior shoring, these are just some of the disciplines our firefighters are trained in. We are part of the County's Rescue Team (NIRT).
Water Rescue Team
We have three boats available 24/7 with trained personnel to staff them in the event of any incident involving the water. We are equipped to handle any swift water rescue.
The Napa Fire Department Reserve Program consists of individuals who act as firefighters on a part time basis. Our Reserves are trained just as our full time staff and are considered an equal member of the crew. Our Reserves are typically hired with the goal of making them full time, career firefighters within two years; be it with Napa or another agency. Once their initial training is completed, Reserves are able to, and expected to, perform all tasks our full time firefighters are responsible for. Reserves are required to work two 12 hour shifts a month and attend two additional trainings each month. For more information on our Reserve Program please contact Battalion Chief Jim Cortese at [email protected]. To stay up to date with upcoming hiring processes please fill out an interest card. Thank you in advance for your interest in our Reserve Program.
In partnership with the Napa City Firefighters Association, the Napa Fire Department is happy to host Explorer Post 220. As a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, the Explorers are made up of boys and girls aged 14-21 who have an interest in the fire service. The Post meets for regular drills twice a month for two hours each and does more involved and in-depth quarterly drills on four Saturdays throughout the year. The drills are taught by Napa Fire Department personnel. The Post also does a number of fundraising events and are given opportunities to give back to our community through community service. Part of the money raised through fundraising goes towards sending our Explorers to the State wide Fire Explorer Academy which is held once a year in varying locations in the Spring. This is a great program for any of our local youth that may have an interest in the fire service or a desire to give back to their community. For more information on the Explorer Program please contact Firefighter/Paramedic Ray Fields at [email protected].