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.

Our Mission

The Sierra Madre Fire Department will provide superior community service through the delivery of fire prevention, fire control, and emergency medical and public education services. We will support our mission with an absolute commitment to community service, customer support, cost effective operation, training, and education.

Outreach & Education

The majority of the public education activities are directed towards children in the community. Public education programs are provided to the seven public and private schools in Sierra Madre. These programs consist of presentations at the fire station by the Prevention Bureau and Department members.

Fire Prevention

Under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for safeguarding the community through adherence to fire regulations and hazard mitigation. Annual visits and fire safety inspections are conducted in businesses, apartment buildings, childcare facilities and schools, as well as annual inspections of existing business and apartment buildings.


The Fire Chief oversees the administrative functions, daily operations, and response capabilities of the Sierra Madre Fire Department. The Battalion Chiefs oversee fire prevention, training, personnel, and EMS training and quality assurance, as well as rotating the on duty battalion chief responsibilities. Fire Captains oversee crew training, station maintenance and equipment, and first in district pre-plans.

Fire Chief
Stephen Heydorff