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.

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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

13 November 2017
Please mark your calendars for the Woodside Fire Protection District Holiday Open House Decemebr 13, 2017 from 7:00—8:30 pm.  Help us brighten Christmas for a less fortunate child.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the “Toys For Tot...
09 November 2017
Kidde Recalls Almost 38 million Fire ExtinguishersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Woodside, CA) - Kidde announced on Nov. 2, 2017 a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. The extinguishers may not operate correctly if they be...
10 February 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Community Information Handbook.  A list of helpful information for residents of San Mateo County. This handbook provides a hard copy for users, while a more in-depth listing of services are available at www.smc-connect.o...

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...

Emergency Alert System

Visit www.smcalert.info register to receive email or SMS text alerts for emergencies and road closures in specific San Mateo County cities and neighborhoods, including Woodside Fire Protection District.