The San Mateo Fire Department operates under the government of the city of San Mateo, Calif., which also operates police, public works, library, city clerk, finance, and parks and recreation departments. The San Mateo Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical response services to residents. The department employs firefighters and volunteers, as well as operates several fire stations. It offers a range of emergency services that includes fire suppression and prevention, hazardous materials emergency response and community safety education. The San Mateo Fire Department maintains a fleet of ambulances, engines, ladder trucks, and responder and other support vehicles. The department employs firefighter, lieutenants and volunteers.