The men and women of the Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Department are the first line of defense between the city's…More 11,000-plus residents and the wide variety of threats that come with living in a wild land/urban interface area. </p>
<p>In addition to providing emergency fire control and medical response services, the department also provides fire prevention and public education services to the community.</p>
<p>The department is the only all-volunteer fire department in Los Angeles County and has three Battalion Chiefs, one Fire Marshall, one Captain Paramedic Coordinator, six Captains, six Engineers and 30 firefighters, in rotating platoons of five members each.</p>
<p>Stephen Heydorff is the Department Chief, with Michael Bamberger, Robert Burnett and Roger Lowe serving as Battalion Chiefs. Richard Snyder is the Fire Marshall and Greg Christmas is the department's Paramedic Coordinator.</p>
<p>With the use of the Verdugo Fire Communications Center in Glendale, California, the Sierra Madre Fire Department is dispatched to all fire incidences in the San Gabriel Mountains, above the City of Sierra Madre and in mutual aid with the Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena Fire Departments, as well as with the L.A. County Department and U.S. Forest Service.</p>
<p>Sierra Madre has had its own fire department ever since 1921, when a major fire forced the community to recognize the need for better on-call fire protection for the city.</p>
Sierra Madre Fire Safe Council 620 Sierra Meadows Dr, Sierra Madre, CA91024 Sierra Madre Fire Safe Council is an educational community organization. It is a non-profit company that is made up of…More volunteers and led by president Mike Kinney. Please call for more information.
Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association 242 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA91024 This nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization represents the members of the Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Department. Most members…More are currently serving the fire department, but some former volunteers belong as social members. Each year, the association hosts or sponsors community activities, such as an Easter egg hunt at <a href="http://patch.com/L-mZk0">Sierra Madre Memorial Park</a>.
Sierra Madre CERT 256 San Gabriel Ct, Sierra Madre, CA91024 The Sierra Madre Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is an emergency response team providing personnel…More reinforcement when other emergency services are delayed during an emergency or a disaster. The CERT group, which is trained by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, puts out small fires, provides basic medical aid, treats victims who are bleeding or in shock, and carries out search and rescue and emergency situation protocol and techniques.
Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park 451 W Carter Ave, Sierra Madre, CA91024 Nesteled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park is a popular gateway to the…More Angeles Forest and its hiking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful vistas that stretch all the way to the Pacific Ocean. High above the noise of the 210 Freeway, this park is a welcoming escape from the sprawling urban landscape of the Greater Los Angeles area. At Bailey Canyon Park, visitors will find thorough, easy to use trail maps and guides to local wildlife permanently posted for anyone interested in learning about the diverse selection of native flora and fuana. Additionally, Bailey Canyon Park has a fire ring, public restrooms, picnic areas and barbeque grills. The small park is the trailhead for two major hiking trails that tour the Sierra Madre Wilderness Area above, including the Live Oak Nature Trail and the Canyon View Nature Trail. Much of the park is handicap accessable, including the free parking lot. The park facilities are able to be reserved for use by private parties and community groups, though the proper contact must be made through the Sierra Madre Community Services Office, located in Sierra Vista Park. Groups in need of more information or who are ready to make their reservations should contact the department via email or by the phone. Reservation fees will apply in most cases and all applications must be reviewed by city staff before they can be approved.