City of Pasadena Appoints New Fire Chief

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has announced the appointment of Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) Deputy Fire Chief Chad Augustin to serve as the new fire chief of Pasadena Fire Department, effective Feb. 22. As fire chief, he will oversee 190 full-time employees and an annual department budget of $55.5 million. Chief Augustin began his career with SFD as a firefighter paramedic and has risen through the ranks over the last 20 years, serving in a wide range of areas, including... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Appoints New Fire Chief"

City of Pasadena Issues Red Flag Warning and Parking Restrictions

PASADENA, Calif.—Acting Pasadena Fire Chief Anthony Bagan has directed the activation of Red Flag Parking Restrictions within the city. This alert is effective from noon on Tuesday, Jan. 19, through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected. This, in combination with dry fuels, could create extreme fire danger and/or fire behavior. Please use caution with potential fire sources. In order to allow for improved fire department access and resident... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Red Flag Warning and Parking Restrictions"

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Fire Department reminds you to change all of your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks back on Sunday, Nov. 1. Replace old smoke alarm batteries with fresh, high-quality batteries to keep your smoke alarms ready to protect you all year long. Make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them by using fresh, high-quality batteries. After inserting fresh batteries in your smoke alarm, make sure the alarm is working by activating the safety test button.... continue reading »"Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!"

City of Pasadena Fire Chief Recruitment Process Announced

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has announced the recruitment process for the next fire chief. “Public input is crucial to selecting the best individual to lead the department. I encourage all community stakeholders to share their thoughts on the characteristics and professional background they feel are most important when selecting a new chief,” states Mermell. Applications for the position are being accepted now, with an anticipated timeframe for screenings and interviews taking place in November. The rigorous interview process... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Fire Chief Recruitment Process Announced"

City of Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Announces Retirement

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is announcing the retirement of Fire Department Interim Chief Bryan Frieders effective November 30, 2020. Frieders joined the Pasadena Fire Department as deputy chief in 2016 after making his way through the ranks with the San Gabriel Fire Department. Bryan began his career in 1990 as an emergency medical technician in Glendale. Throughout his career he has served in a variety of assignments including training, emergency medical services, fire prevention and emergency management. One of... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Announces Retirement"

Pasadena Fire Department Strike Teams Safely Return After Assisting With Statewide Mutual Aid

PASADENA, Calif.—Over the past three months, California experienced its worst fire season in history. Pasadena Fire Department responded to several incidents as part of their commitment to statewide mutual aid. “We thank our community and city management for allowing us the opportunity to support other counties and neighboring cities affected by these unprecedented wildland fires. We know that if fires of this magnitude occur in our foothills we would have the support of our fire department partners throughout the state.... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire Department Strike Teams Safely Return After Assisting With Statewide Mutual Aid"

All Fireworks Are Illegal in Pasadena and City Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced

PASADENA, Calif.— Fire danger and injuries from fireworks still exist even in the midst of a pandemic crisis. The City of Pasadena municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property.  The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and... continue reading »"All Fireworks Are Illegal in Pasadena and City Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced"

Pasadena Fire Department Kicks Off Vegetation Management Program (aka Brush Inspections)

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Fire Department anticipates another hot, dry summer. With average to above-average rainfall over the last few months, hazardous vegetation will be well grown by mid-summer. Therefore, it’s vital the department continue to conduct hazardous vegetation inspections. In keeping in line with the City’s COVID-19 health order, fire personnel will wear face masks and practice social distancing when encountering homeowners. Fire personnel will work with homeowners to gain compliance during inspection to clear vegetation, but homeowners should recognize... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire Department Kicks Off Vegetation Management Program (aka Brush Inspections)"

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.—As the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda approaches on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, Pasadena’s Fire and Police Departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line the route on New Year’s Eve. The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows these rules and regulations: What You Can Do: Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 31. A position on the sidewalk may be maintained... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips"

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Fire Department reminds you to change all of your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks back on Sunday, Nov. 3. Replace old smoke alarm batteries with fresh, high-quality batteries to keep your smoke alarms ready to protect you all year long. Make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them by using fresh, high-quality batteries. After inserting fresh batteries in your smoke alarm, make sure the alarm is working by activating the safety test button.... continue reading »"Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!"