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 Burbank community and provide information on this website that is useful in your everyday life. We hope you find the information beneficial and interesting whether you are a resident, business owner, employee or an individual seeking employment.
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 approximately 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. BFD has also 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. There are a total of 136 BFD employees (120 sworn and 16 civilian) and the annual General Fund budget is about $35 million.
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 fire dispatch to 12 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. We take a modern day approach to firefighting and emergency medical services that emphasizes treating our community members with the utmost respect. Thank you for visiting the Burbank Fire Department’s website. Stay safe!
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention Bureau
Training & Safety
Apparatus & Equipment
& Hazardous Materials
|Sana Arakelian Ford
Burbank Fire Department Publications
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.
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.
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.
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.