FAQ

Overview

Frequently Asked Questions of the Rocklin Fire Department

Have a question about the Rocklin Fire Department?  This is a great place to find those answers.  If you don't find the answer here, contact us at your convenience and we will do our best to answer it.

Have a question about the Rocklin Fire Department?  This is a great place to find those answers.  If you don’t find the answer here, contact us at your convenience and we will do our best to answer it.

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Why does a Fire Engine and Ambulance go to Medical Emergencies?

Fire engines have emergency medically trained personnel and are placed in strategic locations throughout the City of Rocklin. The ambulance, while strategically placed often times will be out of ideal position because of previous medical emergencies.  Firefighters will often stabilize the emergency and then transfer care to the ambulance personnel who will provide transportation to an emergency room, depending on the nature of the call.  All members of the Rocklin Fire Department are Certified Emergency Medical Technicians or Certified Paramedics.

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Why do Firefighters go to the Store?

Firefighters work a 48-hour shift and must supply their own food. They combine their money to purchase food for meals. Often, you will see them at a grocery store in a fire engine. The only way the Rocklin Fire Department can ensure that three firefighters will respond and arrive in an average of less than 5 minutes is by using the vehicle they respond in — with all three firefighters present and available. Sometimes they receive a call while shopping for food, which means they leave directly from the grocery store and have to come back later to finish their grocery shopping.

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How Many Calls Do You Run

In 2016 Rocklin Fire Department ran 5231 calls for service.  Much like any job, when we come to work we never know how our day will go.  It could be a 15 call day or a 5 call day. 

By the numbers Fire Station 23 is the busiest station in the City followed by Fire Station 24.  While Fire Station 25 is the slowest station in the City, due to the growth in the Station 25’s response area it is quickly catching up to the other stations for service calls.

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How Many Firefighters Are On Duty

Within the City of Rocklin each fire station has a minimum of 3 personnel on duty at all times.  They work 48 hour shifts.  Fire Stations 23 and 25 each have a Captain, Engineer and Firefighter/Paramedic.  At Station 24 staffing levels can be as many as 4, consisting of a Captain, Engineer, Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter. 

There is also a Battalion Chief on Duty on duty in the City working the same 48 hour shift. 

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Fire Station Tours

The Rocklin Fire Department will provide an educational and informative tour for any group wishing to visit us. Groups that request station tours are frequently- schools, daycares, and local scout troops.

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How to Become a Firefighter

Prerequisites
Firefighting is a very fulfilling career with many rewards. Like many careers, becoming a firefighter begins with a foundation in education. At the City of Rocklin Fire Department you must possess a valid State of California Firefighter 1 Certification, and a State of California Paramedic license to be considered for appointment. You must also be 18 years old, a high school graduate (or equivalent), be a citizen of the United States, and possess a valid California driver’s license.