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.
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.
Congratulations to the new GFD paramedics
The Glendale Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter Paramedics Guy Mc Dermott, Greg Blikian, Grant Hardyment, Jeff Wood, Matt Andrew and Ambulance Operator Dusty Arroyo after a six-month absence on their successfully completion of the UCLA Paramedic Program. This program was a grueling 1,230 hours of intense instruction and hands-on experience. They will immediately use their new skills and knowledge by serving the community and its citizens as paramedics.
GFD welcomes New Ambulance Operators
The Glendale Fire Department would like to congratulate (front row) Geobbe Orteza, Spencer Hammond, Pedro Terrones, Breanna Hope, (back row) Jamie Lozano, Keith Nyeholt, Nicholas Diaz, Jhonatan Saucedo and Alexander Rodriguez on their successful completion of the Ambulance Operator Academy.
Annual Vegetation Management Notification
Over 4,000 residents in the High Fire Hazard Area will be receiving their annual vegetation management notification brochure the week of April 4. The brochure, entitled “Fire Hazard Reduction Guidelines,” provides information about city requirements enforced to protect homes from the threat of wildfire. Abating hazardous vegetation within 100 feet of structures is critical to enhance their survivability and to provide defensible space for firefighters conducting operations during a wildfire. Firefighters will commence inspections on May 1 throughout the hillside and canyon areas of the city. Additional information is available in the Vegetation Management and Weed Abatement Program section of the website.
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.
GFD participates in a Community Paramedic Pilot Program focused on Congestive Heart Failure
Watch the clip below to learn more about the Community Paramedic Program.
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
GFD Services: Watch the More than 9-1-1 video below to learn about all of the services provided by the Glendale Fire Department.