About Us

Fire Chief

Ian Larkin


Through CALFIRE’s Cooperative Fire Protection program, San Mateo County has contracted with CALFIRE for Fire Protection since 1962. This cooperative agreement is cost effective and enables San Mateo County access to the full depth of statewide resources from CALFIRE, one of the largest fire departments in the world. Drawing from over 15,000 firefighters, over 900 fire engines and a full range of firefighting aircraft, you can rest assured that in time of need these resources will be available to assist the citizens of San Mateo County.