Message from Fire Chief Eric Garcia
Welcome to the Burbank Fire Department (BFD) website! Please explore this website to find useful information about our services and public safety topics.
BFD is a career fire agency protecting 17.16 square miles. The resident population of Burbank is 107,700 with a workforce population of about 154,020. BFD provides a variety of services to the community including fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, emergency preparedness and public education.
There are 136 personnel (120 sworn and 16 non-sworn) committed to BFD’s mission, vision and shared values. The minimum staffing level per shift is 36 firefighters who are assigned to 6 stations throughout Burbank. BFD’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget is approximately $35 million.
BFD has become an Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International/Center for Public Safety Excellence and has received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Services Office. These accomplishments demonstrate that BFD meets industry best practices in numerous areas such as fire suppression and community risk reduction.
BFD has automatic aid and mutual aid agreements with all of our surrounding cities. Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena are the three founding cities of the Verdugo Fire Communications Center, which dispatches 13 other area fire departments. The agreements and the regional dispatch system provide a seamless response to even the most challenging emergencies.
The dedicated men and women of BFD are constantly striving to make Burbank a safer place to live, work and visit. I am honored to lead BFD as we maintain our proud tradition of high quality and reliable service. Thank you for visiting our website!
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention Bureau
Training & Safety
Apparatus & Equipment
& Hazardous Materials
|Sana Arakelian Ford
Burbank Fire Department Publications
The mission of the Burbank Fire Department is to protect and serve the community by mitigating the impact of fires, medical emergencies, and hazardous situations on life, the environment, and property through prevention, public education, and preparedness while adhering to the Department's Shared Values.
The Burbank Fire Department through dedication, service, and care will strive to meet the evolving needs of the community by providing a progressive, modern Department that will maintain high levels of service, ensure responsible use of City resources, and focus on the professional development and training of all personnel.
Demonstrating ethical and moral character in all our actions.
Taking responsibility and accountability for any and everything that we put our name to.
Displaying empathy and care for those we serve, and toward one another.
Striving to transcend the status quo through critical and creative thinking.
Exemplifying the desire to thrive and always get better!