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>.
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 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.