Santa Clara County Fire Department

Company Overview

The Santa Clara County Fire Department (SCCFD) exists to protect the lives, property, and environment from fires, emergency incidents, and disasters through preparedness, prevention, education, and emergency response.


SCCFD is a California Fire Protection District serving the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and unincorporated communities within Santa Clara County. Daily emergency response staffing consists of seventy (70) career fire personnel on a 48-hour shift assignment, operating nineteen (19) pieces of first-line apparatus, plus three (3) Battalion Chief command vehicles, all operating from fifteen (15) fire stations each day.


The Fire Prevention Division provides a comprehensive fire & life safety plan review for land development, new building construction, interior remodel projects, fire suppression and fire alarm systems. In addition, periodic construction inspections are performed to ensure that completed projects conform to both state and local fire safety regulations.

Job Shadow Description

Fire Prevention Division & Fire Station

We are offering a two-part experience for you!

SCCFD is eager to provide you with an opportunity to first shadow a Senior Deputy Fire Marshal (DFM) from the Fire Prevention Division and observe a fire inspection appointment. Then you will be taken to a local fire station where you will tour the station, talk with on-duty firefighters and learn what it's like to be a firefighter. We encourage you to ask questions and get involved during your job shadow experience with Santa Clara County Fire Department!

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Host Details


Santa Clara County Fire Department


16795 Lark Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032

We will provide and eat lunch with the students

2 of 5 positions available


9:00 AM to 1:30 PM


Reception: Fire Prevention Division, 16795 Lark Ave., #200, Los Gatos, CA


County Fire will provide lunch for the students.


Students must wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and a jacket.