Glendale Fire Department 

Mission: The mission of the Glendale Fire Department is to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community.

Values: Excellence in service, integrity, approachability, respect, communication and professionalism


The Glendale Fire Department slogan, “Community First,” exemplifies the department’s commitment to serving the community and dedication to their profession. Fire Chief Greg Fish has been leading the Glendale Fire Department since September 1, 2015.


GFD has Nine New Ambulance Operators


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Congratulations to nine new GFD ambulance operators. Good luck on your field training.

Back Row:  Rudy Morefield, Kevin Smyj, Alexander Castorena,  Adam Pedroza, Hagop Aristakessian, Nancy Russon
Front Row:  Darrell Little, Edgar Arana, Karapet Emishyan, Tom Melikyan

GFD has launched a Mobile App

The Glendale Fire Department has created a new free mobile app to assist residents. The free app, developed by Mobile programming, provides the community with an opportunity to learn about the services offered by the Class I Full-Service Glendale Fire Department.

With the free app, you can:

  • Learn and calendar upcoming GFD events 
  • Request a station visit
  • Receive incident updates
  • Provide customer feedback regarding GFD services

 The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Apple App Store                    Google Play 

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Annual Consolidated Permit Invoicing Delayed

The annual invoicing for the Fire Department Consolidated Permits has been delayed due to significant  updates to the data base and invoicing process.  Invoices for the consolidated annual Fire Permits, CUPA Permits, CUPA State Surcharges, and Industrial Wastewater Permits are scheduled to be mailed in mid-January.  As in the past, permits will be issued following full payment of all fees and will be effective for the 2016 calendar year.  Please contact Fire Prevention at 818.548.4810 for additional information.

Congratulations GFD personnel on your promotions!

GFD promoted six sworn personnel to various new ranks. Below from left to right:

Chief Smith, Chief Richey, Captain Brooks, Captain Michael, Captain Genovese, and Engineer Williams




El Nino




The City of Glendale has initiated regular planning meetings with Fire, Police, Public Works, and Water & Power to prepare for the heavy rains predicted with El Nino. Have you started to prepare? There are a variety of ways to prepare your home for heavy rains. One of the ways is by placing sandbags to divert water from your home.You can pick up  empty sandbags from the Glendale Fire Department. The City has placed sand throuhgout the city so that you can fill your sandbags.

There are 5 locations for residents to pick up sand:

  1. Dunsmore Park: 4700 Dunsmore Ave
  2. Brand Park - 1601 W. Mountain St
  3. Lower Scholl Canyon Park - 2531 E. Glenoaks
  4. Sports Complex - 2200 Fern Lane
  5. Fire Station 23/Chevy Chase Libray parking lot - 3303 E. Chevy Chase Dr.



2015 -2016 Winter Shelter

As part of the El Nino preparation, the City of Glendale has worked with local agencies to operate the 2015-2016 Ascencia Winter Shelter Program. The shelter will be open from November 16, 2015 through March 31, 2016.


Glendale Fire Marshal Tom Elected to ICC Board

The Glendale Fire Marshal Stuart Tom has been elected to the International Code Coucnil (ICC) Board of Directors.  Learn more about Fire Marshal Tom's appointment to the ICC Board.  


The City of Glendale Announces the New GFD Fire Chief


On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the City of Glendale announced the appointment of Greg Fish as its next Fire Chief. Chief Greg Fish replaces Harold Scoggins who left the City of Glendale to become the Fire Chief for the City of Seattle. 

Chief Fish began his career with the Glendale Fire Department in 1987 when he was hired as a Firefighter.  In 1998, he promoted to the position of Fire Captain. In 2004, he was assigned to the Training & Safety Section of the GFD. He has an extensive history of training recruit Firefighters.  In 2007, he promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief where he served in the Operations Section for five years.  In 2013, he served as the manager of the Emergency Medical Services Section. In 2014, he assumed the role of Interim Deputy Fire Chief, receiving the official job title in March 2015.  He began serving as the Interim Fire Chief in April 2015.

In 1999, Chief Fish began teaching Fire Science courses at Glendale Community College and served as an instructor at what is now the Verdugo Fire Academy.

Chief Fish was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from Verdugo Hills High School, he attended Glendale Community College. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. He is a proud member of the Glendale Kiwanis. He also serves as an associate member on the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. He enjoys his involvement with the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Civic Advisory Board and serves on the Glendale Youth Alliance Board of Directors. He is also an active board member with the Glendale Fire Foundation. Chief Fish enjoys being a guest chef with the GFD Command Staff once a month at Ascencia.

Chief Fish currently lives in Tujunga. He is married to his wife Maureen and they have four daughters, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.  


GFD Engineer Ara Hoonanian



GFD Engineer Gabe Vaca


GFD Firefighter Paramedic Kevin Ku

Fire Prevention Annual Certified Unified Permit Information

The Glendale Fire Department permits and regulates businesses who generate, store and/or treat hazardous materials and industrial waste. The cost of these permits varies depending on the type of business, and the type/quantity of hazardous/industrial materials on site/processed. The Glendale Fire Department recently sent out inspection invoices to businesses within the community.  Click here to learn more about the inspection program, the fee schedule and the billing process.

There are 3 options to pay an inspection invoice:

1. Mail in a payment: The mailing address for the CUPA inspections is City of Glendale, P.O. Box 51462, Los Angeles, CA 90051. Please make checks payable to City of Glendale and include your GFD inspection number on your check.

2. In-person payment: You can make a payment in person Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 141 N. Glendale Ave., Level 2, Glendale, CA 91206.

3. 7-Eleven payment: You can make a cash only payment at local 7-Eleven convenience stores for an additional fee of $2.99.


GFD Services: Watch the More than 9-1-1 video below to learn about all of the services provided by the Glendale Fire Department.