The Sierra Madre Fire Department proudly protects those residing, working and visiting the City of Sierra Madre from its central location in downtown. The Department services a primarily residential area of 3.2 square miles with a wildland/urban interface to more than 11,000 residents. The Department has 1 Fire Chief, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Fire Marshal, 1 Captain Paramedic Coordinator, 6 Captains, 6 Engineers, and 30 firefighters, consisting of 5 crews on a rotating platoon basis. Department personnel are augmented with approximately 25 Shift/Auxiliary firefighters.
During 2009, the Department responded to over 300 fire and non-medical related calls and over 550 medical rescue calls through the Verdugo Fire Communications Center. The Department responds to all first alarm brush responses in the San Gabriel Mountains above the City of Sierra Madre with the Cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena, the County of Los Angeles, and the United States Forest Service.
The Sierra Madre Fire Department has an ISO rating of 4, and participates in the California State-wide Mutual Aid Program by providing resources for the State of California Office of Emergency Services with the OES Engine.
- 4 Type 1 Engines
- 1 Water Tender (2,800 gallons)
- 2 Rescue Ambulances
- 1 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) trailer
- 1 Chief's vehicle; 1 Command Vehicle; an ; Utility truck; Brush Patrol Truck; The Department .