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Become a Firefighter

Go to the City of Oakland jobs page to learn about open positions with OFD.

The City of Oakland Fire Department is an exciting and dynamic place to work. All who possess the desire, skills, and determination are welcome to apply to join the OFD community in order to protect and serve the greater Oakland Community.

Learn more about training to be a firefighter:

Fire Prevention and Education Volunteer Opportunities

The Oakland Fire Prevention Bureau is always happy to accept volunteers to help further the goals of keeping the City of Oakland safe and providing mentorship and education to the youth of Oakland. Contact the Education Coordinator to inquire about volunteer opportunities via email or by phone at 510 238-7255.

Support the Oakland Fire Department

Friends of the Oakland Fire Department

Friends of the Oakland Fire Department is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the non profit public benefit corporation law for charitable purposes. All donations to the Friends of the Oakland Fire Department are tax deductible.

The purpose of Friends of the Oakland Fire Department is to focus public attention on the facilities, services and needs of the Oakland Fire Department and the implementing of comprehensive strategies, public education and training in fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, all risk mitigation, emergency preparedness, 911 services and community based fire services; targeting but not limited to the specific fire safety/disaster preparedness needs and education of the disabled populations and frail senior citizens, to serve and provide charitable services for the Citizens of Oakland and all community based fire services including services to foreign language speaking citizens, and to encourage support of and gifts to the Oakland Fire Department.

All correspondence, donations and questions about Friends of the Oakland Fire Department must be addressed as follows:

Friends of the Oakland Fire Department
150 Frank Ogawa Plaza Ste 3354
Oakland CA 94612

Random Acts of Kindness

This charity program has been created by dedicated firefighters from the City of Oakland, Fire Department who truly believe that we can make a difference in our community. As firefighters respond into the homes of citizens, they observe up close the personal situations where people truly need a hand to live and succeed. Random Acts seeks to plant positive seeds in our districts to the benefit of the whole community. More information can be found on the Random Acts website.

The Oakland Firefighters Random Acts is not officially associated with or sanctioned by the City of Oakland or Oakland Fire Department.