Pasadena Fire Department Announces Paramedic Subscription Program

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Fire Department has announced the implementation of the Pasadena Paramedic Subscription Program. For just $85 per year (less than $7 per month), this voluntary program provides coverage for fees associated with any paramedic services or emergency transportation provided. The fee covers the subscriber and all other members of their household related by blood, marriage or adoption. The charge for an ambulance transport can be as high as $3,000. Even with medical insurance, copays and deductibles can range between... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire Department Announces Paramedic Subscription Program"

Pasadena Community Invited to the Reimagined Jefferson School Campus Open House

PASADENA, Calif.—Join City representatives on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for an open house and tour of the Jefferson School campus at 1500 E. Villa St. This event is hosted by the City of Pasadena in coordination with District 2 Councilmember Felicia Williams and will feature kids’ crafts, food and games, police and fire vehicles, fire extinguisher demos, resource tables, and free COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. The Jefferson School, which was closed in 2020, is now... continue reading »"Pasadena Community Invited to the Reimagined Jefferson School Campus Open House"

City Council Unanimously Approves Labor Agreements With Police Officers, Firefighters

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Council unanimously approved multi-year labor agreements with its frontline public safety personnel. The agreements with the Pasadena Firefighters Association (PFFA) and the Pasadena Police Officers Association (PPOA) will provide the City’s police officers and firefighters base pay increases of 4.5% each year in the first two years of the contracts, followed by a 4% increase in the third year and a 2% increase in the fourth and final year. “I am delighted the City successfully negotiated labor... continue reading »"City Council Unanimously Approves Labor Agreements With Police Officers, Firefighters"

Pasadena Fire Station 31 to Temporarily Relocate While Building Undergoes Seismic Retrofit

PASADENA, Calif.—Fire Station 31, currently located at 135 S. Fair Oaks Ave., will begin undergoing seismic retrofit construction and tenant improvements next week. During construction, the 10-member station crew will be temporarily housed at 95 Alessandro Pl., just south of Huntington Hospital. The fire engine, fire truck and rescue ambulance will remain in service at the temporary location. There will be no interruption of service to the community. Construction work is expected to take six to eight months to complete.... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire Station 31 to Temporarily Relocate While Building Undergoes Seismic Retrofit"

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"