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. Interim Fire Chief Greg Fish was has been leading the Glendale Fire Department since March 30, 2015.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Issues a Heat Alert

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a heat alert due to the increase in temperatures anticipated to hit the southland Thursday, August 13, 2015 through Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Here are a few important tips to manage the heat:

1. NEVER leave an infant or child unattended in a vehicle. It is illegel per California Vehicle Code Section 15620.

2. Avoid unnecessary exertion, such as vigrorous exercise during peak sun hours.

3. ALWAYS bring cool drinking water with you when outside in the heat.

4. Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  

5. Visit a Glendal Cooling Center to get away from the heat and cool off.

To learn more about heat-related illnesses and how to manage the heat, please review the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Heat Alert.

Beat the Heat, Visit a Glendale Cooling Center

Visit the Adult Recreation Center and Sparr Heights Community Center in the City of Glendale to get out of the heat and cool off.


2015 GFD Annual Awards Luncheon

The Glendale Fire Department in partnership with the Glendale Sunrise Rotary will be hosting the 2015 GFD Annual Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Glendale Hilton to honor the Men and Women of the department. For additional event information and to register for the event, please call 818-550-5641.


Fire Prevention and Company Inspection Program

The Glendale Fire Department conducts periodic inspections of most building throughout the city to ensure the safety of Glendale residents. Most of these inspections are conducted by engine and truck company firefighters. The cost of these inspections is $32.00 per half-hour, and an invoice is issued after the completion of the inspection. The Glendale Fire Department has contracted with a billing service who recently sent out inspection invoices. Click here to learn more about the inspection program and the billing process. 

There are 3 options to pay an inspection invoice:

1. Mail in a payment

The billing service mailing address is Glendale Fire Department, P.O.Box 1932, Glendale, CA 91209. Please make checks payable to City of Glendale and include your GFD inspection number on your check. 

2. Online payment

Click here and you will be directed to the billing company's online payment system to make your payment. 

 3. Phone payment: 

Please call 818-538-5644 to make a payment over the phone. 





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.