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 was has been leading the Glendale Fire Department since September 1, 2015.

Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will be closed on Saturday, September 5, 2015 in observance of Labor day.


The City of Glendale Annouces 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.

Ambulance Operator Bulletin NOW OPEN!!!

The Glendale Fire Department is hiring Ambulance Operators. Applications will be accepted between Monday, August 31, 2015 until Friday, September 11, 2015. To learn more about the position and to apply, please click here.

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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.

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.

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.