The California Firefighter license plate is limited to registered vehicles of active and retired firefighters, and surviving spouses and children of fallen firefighters. If you are a surviving family member of a fallen firefighter please click here to order your license plate.
The California Firefighter License Plate is a distinctive way to show pride in your profession and support the California Firefighters Memorial in Capitol Park, Sacramento.
There are only eleven specialty plates on the highways and byways of California. Rights to the iconic Backdraft movie poster were donated for exclusive use on California’s firefighter specialty plates.
A portion of the initial order and renewal fee for all plates directly benefits the California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, which built and maintains the California Firefighters Memorial and supports the families of fallen firefighters.
Please note: Plates may be personalized with 2-6 characters (6 characters maximum, 5 for motorcycles). Please provide a first and second choice option if you would like to personalize your plates.
To submit an application by mail, please click here.
Thank you for your purchase, we hope you enjoy your specialty firefighter license plates. Your support is critical to the California Fire Foundation.
Your application will need to be processed and verified. Please expect approximately 12-16 weeks to receive your plates or notification of pick-up. If we don’t have record of your status as a firefighter, or as a qualified survivor of a deceased firefighter, we will contact you shortly.
If you are the surviving spouse of a firefighter who passed away in the line of duty, please call our office at (916) 641-1707 for additional information regarding your plate order.