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Fire Chief's Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Sierra Madre Fire Department, welcome to our website! We hope that you will find the information on this site useful as we strive to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Service to our community has been the central value of the members of the Sierra Madre Fire Department since our founding in 1921. Our members, the firefighters, the paramedics, and the backbone of our department - the volunteers - all demonstrate professionalism, integrity and commitment to protecting the citizens of Sierra Madre.

Our combination department, with both career members and volunteer members, is made up of a diverse and talented group of individuals. Through excellent training, strong camaraderie, and dedication to serving our neighbors, the men and women of the Sierra Madre Fire Department stand ready in preparedness to meet the needs of our communitiy. Members of our department strive to provide a level of fire service that will protect and allow the community to live and work in a fire-safe environment.

As Fire Chief, I welcome residents to stop by the fire station and meet the men and women of our department. In addition, I encourage everyone in Sierra Madre to engage in our community through our "neighbors helping neighbors" philosophy, and take your part in helping make Sierra Madre a safer community. We support the efforts of the local Fire Safe Council in making Sierra Madre a safer community. For those who are able and interested,we are always looking for new individuals to train for the service on our department.

The members of the Sierra Madre Fire Department are proud of our traditions and those of the fire service. We take pride in the delivery of fire prevention, fire control, emergency medical care and public education services with an unconditional commitment to those we serve.

Stephen F. Heydorff
Fire Chief