Fire Department
Fire Department
Fire Department

Fire Department

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.

Department personnel consists of:

25 Volunteer Firefighter/EMTs
30 Paramedics
8 Engineers
3 Full Time Captains
1 Part Time Captain
3 Volunteer Captains
2 Battalion Chiefs
1 Deputy Chief
1 Fire Chief

The Department’s 3 full time captains operate on a 48/96 shift schedule with alternating Saturdays.


During 2012, the Department responded to over 200 fire and non-medical related calls and over 630 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 3, 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.
Fleet Inventory

  • 3 Type 1 Engines
  • 1 Water Tender (3,000 gallons)
  • 2 Rescue Ambulances
  • 1 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) trailer
  • 1 Chief's Vehicle; 1 Command Vehicle; 1 Utility Truck