Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Information: (650) 851-1594

Established 1924

Woodside Fire Protection District

Serving Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, Vista Verde, CA.

About Us

Woodside Fire Protection District operates three fire stations and serves a population of 25,000 with one Fire Chief, one Deputy Fire Chief,  four Battalion Chiefs, nine Fire Captains, a Fire Marshal, a Deputy Fire Marshal, 33 Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedics, an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, a Public Education Specialist/Cerpp Coordinator, a Finance Manager, a HR/Benefits Manager and one Excutive Administrator.  Staffing is divided into three, shifts with 15 personnel on each shift. Shift personnel work a 48/96 schedule.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Woodside Fire Protection District to protect life, property and the environment through prevention, education, preparedness, and emergency response. 

Our Vision

  • We are here to serve our community.
  • We treat all persons with compassion, respect, and dignity.
  • We apply the highest standard of excellence to the delivery of emergency and non-emergency services.
  • We see change as an opportunity to improve.
  • We promote honesty, integrity, loyalty, and credibility.
  • We place a high value on public education regarding fire and life safety.
  • We believe that excellence is achieved by a commitment to ongoing learning and growth, and we support our employees in these endeavors.
  • We believe our proper conduct is a course of pride to our community and ourselves.
  • We take pride in our most important resources, our people, our equipment, and our situations.
  • We are committed to being leaders and setting the standard in every aspect of our profession.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence, Respect, Integrity
  • Professionalism, Accountability, Honor
  • High Standards, Enthusiasm, Commitment
  • Dedication, Enjoying Our Work, Self-Discipline

Woodside Fire News

  • Cadet Firefighter Announcment

      Woodside Fire Protection District is accepting applications for the position of Cadet Firefighter. This is a volunteer (nonpaid) position that works in conjunction with the College of San Mateo’s Read More
  • Family & Friends CPR Classes for 2017!

    Participants of Family & Friends® CPR Courses learn lifesaving skills such as: Adult Hands-Only® CPR. AED use on adults and children. Child CPR using breaths. Infant CPR. Choking relief for Read More
  • Safe Sitter Class for your kids! May 20th 9:00am-2:30pm

    Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8  or older to be safe whenthey’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or baysitting.The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get Read More
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Woodside  -  Portola Valley  -  Emerald Hills  -  Ladera  -  Los Trancos  -  Skyline  -  Viste Verde

Contact Us

808 Portola Rd #C
Portola Valley, CA  USA
Tel: (650) 851-1594
Fax: (650) 851-3960
For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

Our Mission; Vision; Values

It is the mission of the Woodside Fire Protection District to protect life, property and the environment through prevention, education, preparedness, and emergency response. Learn more...

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