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.
What is the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
A fire engine (or pumper) is the apparatus that carries hose and water to a fire. An engine carries over 3000 feet of fire hose in various sizes, a 2000 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.
How many Burbank firefighters are staffed on a fire engine/truck?
The Burbank Fire Department staffs each engine and truck with 3 or 4 personnel.
What types of calls does the Burbank Fire Department respond to?
The Burbank Fire Department responds to many types of calls including medical emergencies, structure fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents and odor investigations. The Verdugo Fire Communications Center Annual Report provides a current breakdown of the Department's responses.
How do I request an incident report?
Please call (818) 238-FIRE (3473). The fee is $15.00. Payment options include cash, check or credit card. If you would like to request your medical report, please visit our EMS FAQ's page.
How do I schedule a station tour or fire engine demonstration?
CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team and provides a series of classes that is offered to the public for a fee. The classes cover topics such as disaster preparedness, Incident Command System principles and disaster response skills. For more information, please visit www.burbankfirecorps.org.