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Message from Fire Chief Tom Lenahan


Welcome to the Burbank Fire Department (BFD) website! It is our goal to continue to offer excellent service to the community and provide useful information on this website.

BFD is a full service fire agency that protects 17.16 square miles. The resident population of Burbank is approximately 108,000 with a daytime population of about 200,000. BFD provides a variety of services to the community including fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, emergency preparedness, residential and commercial inspections, and public education. Also, 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. 

BFD is part of Mutual Aid Region 1 Area "C." We have automatic aid and mutual aid agreements with all of our surrounding cities and are one of the three founding cities (Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena) of the Verdugo Fire Communications Center, which provides dispatch to 13 other area fire departments. The automatic and mutual aid agreements, as well as the regional dispatch system, are accomplishments that provide a seamless response to even the most challenging emergencies.

BFD is a vibrant organization that values our past, embraces the present and will be prepared for challenges in the future. Our modern approach to firefighting and emergency medical services emphasizes treating our community members with the utmost respect. Thank you for visiting the BFD website. Stay safe!


Command Staff

Eric Garcia                
Steve Briggs                Ron Barone

Eric Garcia
Assistant Fire Chief

Steve Briggs
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal

Fire Prevention Bureau


Ron Barone
Battalion Chief
Training & Safety  
Kenet Robertson Danny Alvarez (2) John Owings
Kenet Robertson
Battalion Chief
"A" Shift
Apparatus & Equipment
Danny Alvarez
Battalion Chief
"B" Shift
Emergency Medical


John Owings
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

 Standards of Cover 2011



Mission Statement

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 Core Values.


Vision Statement

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.


Core Values

We are committed to honesty and maintaining the highest ethical standards when interacting with the public, our colleagues and ourselves. We will perform with sincerity and openness to earn the trust and respect of others.

We will provide extraordinary service to our citizens while displaying pride and professionalism

to our organization.

We hold ourselves accountable to each other and the community through teamwork, participative decision-making, continued training and education.

We are steadfast in our allegiance toward each other and in our duty to serve the public.


We believe we have a duty to be involved in the community where we work. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility and to deepening our involvement.

We view the people of our community and our visitors as friends who deserve caring and compassionate service.