Fire Station 14 is one of two fire stations in Belmont and one of four fire stations comprising the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department. There are 12 firefighters, six fire captains and three batallion chiefs staffed in the city of Belmont, as well as a fire engine at each station and a fire truck that is shared among the four fire stations. Joined since 1979, the cities will separate the fire department as of October 2011. Belmont will either restart its Fire Protection District or join firefighting forces with other neighboring cities, such as San Mateo or Foster City. The Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department also provides the hazardous materials team for San Mateo County.