A Career in Fire Fighting
The Fire Services contribution to the DSH mission is to improve services to the patients, staff and the community through mutual aid. The fulfillment of this mission is being met by uniform improvements to fire service training and education, the use of new technologies making tasks more efficient, and the standardization of hiring practices throughout the state. DSH has two fully functioning fire stations at Napa State Hospital and Atascadero State Hospital, which routinely answer calls or service from the community and DSH facility staff. The dedicated Firefighters who provide services at four of the DSH facilities provide fire suppression and protection to patient care and protect the lives of anyone who works, resides in the area, or visits one of the Department of State Hospitals Fire Department facilities.