Fire services in the Town of Hillsborough are provided by Central County Fire Department, with business address at 1399 Rollins Road, Burlingame, California, 94010. On April 20, 2004, the City Councils of the Town of Hillsborough and the City of Burlingame approved a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) merging their respective fire departments and creating the Central County Fire Department. The new department shall be governed by a board consisting of two councilmembers from each agency. The Executive Officer of the Department shall be one of the City Managers who will alternately serve a two-year term. The Executive Officer, in turn, appoints the Fire Chief.
Central County Fire Department has a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program for our community. This program was developed to provide an opportunity for families to work with our fire department and address any concerns with their children and fire. Our program includes conversations with the child and/or family in order to assess risk level and providing a successful educational component.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Carbon monoxide (CO) is often referred to as "the silent killer". CO is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas which can derive from sources such as gas stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, gas or oil furnances, and car exhaust fumes.