- There are six fire stations strategically located throughout Burbank. The City is divided into six geographical planning zones, known as fire districts. Each fire district is served by a fire station and defines the first-due response area for each station. Each fire station is located to ensure effective distribution of resources and limit undue risk from extended responses. The Burbank Fire Department also operates a Training Center at 1845 N. Ontario St. The Department Headquarters is at 311 E. Orange Grove Ave., which is the combined Police and Fire Headquarters building.
- A fire engine (or pumper) is the apparatus that carries hose and water to a fire. An engine carries over 3,000 feet of fire hose in various sizes, a 2,000 gallons per minute pump and 500 gallons of water in a tank. Once the tank water is used (which usually takes less than 2 minutes of firefighting) the engine must be connected to an external water source (a fire hydrant). A fire truck (or hook and ladder) is essentially a giant toolbox. It carries specially trained personnel and tools, which are used for search and rescue, vehicle extrication, structural collapse rescue and several hundred feet of ladders including a 100-foot hydraulic aerial ladder. At fires, a truck’s primary function is to ventilate the structure and perform search and rescue inside the structure.
- The Burbank Fire Department staffs each engine and truck with 3 or 4 personnel.
- The Burbank Fire Department responds to many types of calls including medical emergencies, structure fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents and odor investigations.
- For information, please visit our Request a Station Tour or Fire Engine Demonstration page.
- CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. The CERT class is offered to the public for a partially refundable fee. The class cover topics such as emergency preparedness and disaster response skills. For more information, please visit www.BurbankCERT.org.
- Yes, firefighters may join the Burbank Firefighters Local 778.
- For information on installing a car seat, please contact the California Highway Patrol.
- For information on sandbags, please contact the City of Burbank Street and Sanitation Division at (818) 238-3800.
Burbank does not have any disposal sites, however to find a location within the area, please go to S.A.F.E. Centers.