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.

Glendale Fire Department Ambulance Operator Class 20

Congratulations to eight new Glendale Fire Department Ambulance Operator trainees who successfully completed the Ambulance Operator Academy.


Back row: Joshua Benedict, Ejmin Mirzakhanian, Ryan Williams, Brenden Kalfus, Hector Sosa

Front Row:Aaron Bess, Matthew Medina, Jason Gonzalez


Glendale Fire Department Hosted a

Promotional Ceremony


The Glendale Fire Department honored newly promoted Battalion Chief Jeffrey Ragusa and Fire Captain Jeffrey Casilli at a promotional ceremony on Monday, July 18, 2016. The ceremony, lead by Fire Chief Fish was held at Fire Station 21 in front of family, friends and city staff. During the ceremony, Chief Ragusa and Captain Casilli received their new rank badge and fire helmet and renewed the Oath of Office.

Congratulation on your promotions Chief Ragusa and Captain Casilli!

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Verdugo Fire Communications Center

Knowing when to call 9-1-1 for emergency services can possibly save someone’s life. Knowing when NOT to call could also save someone’s life, by not taking precious emergency resources that may be needed for someone with a serious injury or life threatening medical need. The Verdugo Fire Communications Center would like to encourage residents to learn more about calling 9-1-1 by watching the video below.



Glendale Fire Department Response Time




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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GFD Engineer Ara Hoonanian



GFD Engineer Gabe Vaca


GFD Firefighter Paramedic Kevin Ku

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