Fire Chief's Message

Fire Chief Curtis Jacobson 

After an exhaustive recruitment the City of Fremont has selected Curtis Jacobson to lead the Fremont Fire Department as Fire Chief. Chief Jacobson has served the City of San Jose Fire Department for 25 years; working in several divisions including Operations, Training and Prevention.

Chief Jacobson has served at the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Fire Prevention Inspector, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and assumed the reign as San Jose Fire Chief in September 2015. Chief Jacobson holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University, and is a graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  

Fire Chief Curtis Jacobson joined the Fremont Fire Department on December 18, 2017.  

FFD Challenge Coin
The FFD challenge coin has our logo on the front. On the reverse, is our slogan "Building upon a legacy of excellence and leadership." In the center are our core values, developed by the men and women of the Fremont Fire Department.

The coin pictured on this page is my version of a "commander's coin," which some separated military folks may understand. It will be used by the Fire Chief to recognize excellence in department operations. 

The Legend


What is a Challenge Coin?  Learn about the legend of the coin.