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.


2016 Fire Service Day

Join the Glendale Fire Department on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9am - 2pm at Fire Station 21 to celebrate national Fire Service day. There will be a variety of fun filled family activities including live vehicle extrication demonstrations, tours of Fire Station 21 and a FREE pancake breakfast. 

 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.

Apple App Store                    Google Play 

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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.



El Niño




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.



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.