The San Jose Fire Department s Fire Station 18 responds to various emergency cases. The station operates an engine, truck and water tender unit. The San Jose Fire Department works for the protection of lives and properties. It provides fire prevention and emergency medical solutions. The department operates the Office of Public Education, which administers a training program that focuses on topics related to fire and earthquake safety. The San Jose Fire Department is also responsible for the issuance of hazardous material permits. Its incident dispatcher group releases fire ground units for resume tactical operations. The department is a part of the government of the city of San Jose in California.