The City of Roseville was born a "railroad town" in the late 1800's and grew to be one of the largest railroad switching yards in the United States. Roseville was incorporated on April 10, 1909 and at the time, the population was approximately 2,500 residents. The city grew at a fairly slow rate until the early 1980's.
100 Years of Service
The Roseville Fire Department was organized in 1907. Fire Commissioners organized a volunteer fire department with W.B. Musson elected as Fire Chief and W.T. Butler as Assistant Fire Chief. Chiefs Musson and Butler were charged with selecting 16 volunteers to staff two hose carts in order to provide fire protection for the community. This was the start to a humble beginning of the Roseville Fire Department as it is known today.
The Roseville Fire Department turned 100 years old in 2007.
Keeping Pace with Growth
Today, Roseville is home to over 118,000 residents and has been one of the fastest growing cities in California. The Roseville Fire Department has kept pace with this growth and currently has eight fire stations. Additionally, the Roseville Fire Department is home to a 3-acre training center which includes a six-story training tower.
The men and women of the Roseville Fire Department are committed to protect and enhance the safety and well being of residents, businesses, customers and partners.