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Message from Fire Chief Eric Garcia

Eric GarciaWelcome 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 2019-20 Budget is approximately $36.9 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 nine 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!



Command Staff

Danny Alvarez                
      Mark Hatch          John Owings

Danny Alvarez
Assistant Fire Chief

Mark Hatch
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal

Fire Prevention Bureau


John Owings
Battalion Chief
Training & Safety  
Kenet Robertson  Edmondo St. Cyr Tray White
Kenet Robertson
Battalion Chief
"A" Shift
Apparatus & Equipment
Edmondo St. Cyr
Battalion Chief
"B" Shift
Emergency Medical


Tray White
Battalion Chief
"C" Shift
Facilities, Communications
& Hazardous Materials
Baumgardner Sana Arakelian Ford  
Eric Baumgardner
Emergency Management 
Sana Arakelian Ford
Fire Administrator




Burbank Fire Department Publications

Burbank Fire Strategic Plan 2010-2015 

Strategic Plan 2017-2022

 Burbank Fire Standards of Cover 2011

 Community Risk Assessment
& Standards of Cover 2019



Mission Statement

To protect lives, property, and the environment, while enhancing the quality of life and safety through values-driven service.


Vision Statement

To securely position our Department through and beyond the current economic recovery, while responsibly shaping a new future that actively focuses on efficiency, development, and sustainability.



Purpose Statement

Our Family

     Proudly Serving

          Our Community



Shared Values

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!