• Kentfield Fire Station 17, Kentfield, CA
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  • Kentfield Helicopter Rescue

Employment Opportunity

Kentfield Fire Protection District Invites Applications for the Position of:

Seasonal Firefighter

The District is anticipating the need for seasonal firefighters this year. Staffing during the wildland fire season (3-8 months) may include Engine and Inspector assignments. 

  • Engine: Firefighters in Engine assignments fight wildland, rural, and structural fires and respond to various other emergencies including medical emergencies. Additional responsibilities include repairing equipment and general station housekeeping.
  • Defensible Space Inspector: The Defensible Space Inspector will conduct professional work in fire prevention or other related work. Examples of work tasks include but are not limited to one or more of the following:
    • Perform defensible space inspections in accordance with Public Resources Code Section 4291.
    • Increase awareness, knowledge and actions implemented by individuals and communities to reduce human loss and property damage from wildfires, such as defensible space and other fuels reduction activities, fire prevention and fire safe building standards.

Visit our Employment Page for more details or to apply 


Kentfield Fire Protection District

Kentfield Fire Protection District is a special district formed under the authority of the California Health and Safety Code. The District has an excellent Class 1 ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating.

Twelve full-time Professional Firefighters, one full-time Fire Inspector, five Volunteer Firefighters and three Seasonal Firefighters (every fire season) are employed by the District. All District personnel are State certified to their classification and rank. The District’s daily staffing is three firefighters. Available within minutes are four neighboring automatic aid engines, twenty immediate need mutual-aid engines, and eight immediate need “wildland” mutual-aid engines and four truck companies.

The District is a member of the California Inter-County Mutual-Aid Plan and the Marin County Automatic and Mutual-Aid Plan, covering emergencies and disasters such as fires, floods, mass-casualty incidents, and earthquakes. All District personnel are Hazardous Materials First Responder Certified. The Kentfield Fire Protection District provides paramedic service through the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority Joint Powers Agreement. All District personnel are Emergency Medical Technician Certified.

For the purpose of mitigating serious hazardous material incidents, the District participates in the Marin County Hazardous Materials Joint Powers Agreement. All District personnel are Hazardous Materials First Responder Certified.

All District personnel are provided with extensive structural and wildland fire fighting, rescue, medical and emergency management training in accordance with Federal, State and locally accepted standards.

The California Fire Code and Public Resource Code are adopted and enforced by the District. Annual inspections of commercial and residential occupancies are conducted.

Our Vision

Our vision is to continue excellence in fire service delivery, operationally, financially, and politically.

Our Mission

The Kentfield Fire Protection District exists to care for, protect, and serve our communities


Excellence: Consistently deliver the highest-quality service.

Integrity: We do the right thing, even when it's difficult, to preserve honesty.

Empathy: Build relationships on respect and compassion.

Innovation: Foster an environment of original thought.

Our Guiding Principles

We are committed to the protection of life, property and the environment.

We believe that our communities are the reason for our existence.

We will foster and sustain the trust of our communities and each other, while also protecting that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and actions.

We will serve our communities with honesty, fairness, and integrity.

We will pursue safe, effective, timely, economical, and measurable solutions.

We will consistently provide professional, skilled, and compassionate customer service.

We will be sensitive to the changing needs of our communities.

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District News

14 February 2020
The District is anticipating the need for seasonal firefighters this year. Staffing during the wildland fire season (3-8 months) may include Engine and Inspector assignments. Engine: Firefighters in Engine assignments fight wildland, rural,...
29 January 2020
The Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Kentfield Fire District, 1004 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield.To make an appointment at this blood drive, visit vitalant.org and click donate and enter spons...
23 September 2019
 Marin County Fire Chiefs AssociationFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 23, 2019Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin CountyWarning to remain in place until Wednesday MorningMarin County, CA -- The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warni...
10 September 2019
Kent Woodlands Evacuation Route Clearance Begins September 2019Kentfield Fire Protection District has identified high hazard areas in the Kent Woodlands where improvements can be made to reduce the amount of hazardous vegetation located along PR...

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