The Halfmoon Bay Fire Department (HBFD) has been providing life and property protection to Halfmoon Bay since 1975. The fire department serves a population of approximately 3,000 (2021 census). Volunteer firefighters and officers are instrumental to the operation of the department.
With a full complement of 32 members, their duties include 24/7 response to fire and rescue operations while also maintaining the operational readiness of all apparatus and equipment. There is operational support to the volunteer members with paid full time Fire Chief and part time Deputy Chief.