Fire Department

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Thomas Phelps, Fire Chief


The Alhambra Fire Department responds to approximately 5,500 fire, rescue, emergency medical, and hazardous material incidents per year. On average, fire crews can respond to an emergency and begin working within four to six minutes from initial dispatch time. The Department maintains four engine companies, one truck, one urban search & rescue vehicle and two paramedic rescue ambulances on a 24-hour basis out of four stations.

Message from Chief Thomas Phelps

Welcome to the Alhambra Fire Department. Thank you for spending some time to visit our website. The Alhambra Fire Department has a proud history of serving our community for over 100 years! This spirit of service continues as we move forward into the future.

The mission of the Alhambra Fire Department is to "preserve life and property, promote public safety, and to ensure preparedness in our community as an all risk life safety provider. We actively support the City's goal of creating a professional, safe, diverse, and self-reliant community."

These words summarize what we do, but it's the men and women of the Alhambra Fire Department that embrace these words on a daily basis that continue to make a difference in our community. Your Alhambra Fire Department are highly trained professionals trained in the areas of structural firefighting, emergency medical service, urban search and rescue, strategic planning and emergency preparedness.

I am proud to represent such a fine organization. I am constantly impressed with the compassion and resourcefulness of the men and women of the Alhambra Fire Department and their commitment to the residents, businesses, and those who visit this great City.

Please explore this website as there are numerous local emergency resources available to assist you. The Alhambra Fire Department has a long-standing reputation for excellence. Our mission, our vision of the future, and our values are centered on providing you with compassion, professionalism, respect, efficient and effective service 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. Let us know if we can be of service to you. Call or email me with a comment or suggestion. We are here to serve you! 

Thomas Phelps,

Fire Chief


  • Protect lives and property from fire and other disasters.
  • Provide effective emergency medical services.
  • Coordinate community safety awareness and fire prevention programs.
  • Conduct plan checks and fire inspections.
  • Issue public safety permits.
  • Safeguard the public from the dangers of hazardous waste.

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Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Administration Division is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of the department. The command staff is composed of the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal and three Battalion Chiefs. The Assistant Chief oversees the operational activities of the department, and in the absence of the Fire Chief takes overall charge of the department. In addition, the Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal is responsible for all prevention activities. Each of the three Battalion Chiefs command a suppression platoon comprised of six captains,six engineers, seven paramedic/firefighters and four firefighters.




Communications is a small section under supervision of the Fire Chief. Its personnel consist of a Communications Supervisor and a Communication Technician. The various duties of the Communications Section are to install,maintain, repair, and keep records (including FCC licenses) of all City-owned communications and electronic equipment. This consists primarily of two-way mobile and portable radios, base stations, repeaters, monitors,scanners, pagers, amplifiers, public address systems, electronic sirens, microcomputers and associated peripherals, mainframe computer cabling, closed circuit TV monitors and cameras, televisions, VCR's, a Satellite TVRO system, the Dispatch Center, and other miscellaneous electronic equipment.  

The Communications Division also maintains the City telephone system, including electronic switches, key systems, and approximately 500+ telephones. All telephone moves, adds and changes, including voice mail management and back-ups, are handled by this section.

Tom Phelps, 
Fire Chief

Emergency 9-1-1 
General Information: 626-570-5190


301 N. First St.
Alhambra, CA 91801


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Operations DivisionOperations Division

Each year, over 22,500 training hours are logged related to Prevention, Rescue Practices, Fire and Arson Recognition, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Emergency Operations, Hazardous Materials Incident Command System and Terrorism Preparedness.

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9/11 Memorial9/11 Memorial

The Alhambra 9/11 Memorial at the Alhambra Fire Department Headquarters

CERT ProgramCERT Program

Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program partaicipants are provided with skills to survive a disaster

Community EducationCommunity Education

Community Education with the Fire Department

Community Risk DivisionCommunity Risk Division

The Community Risk Reduction Division provides a wide range of supportive services

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The Community Risk Reduction Division provides a wide range of supportive services

Emergency PreparednessEmergency Preparedness

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Team Members

Adriana Alvarez

Clerical Assistant III


Diana Albelo

Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief


Jesse Salazar

Deputy Fire Marshal


Larry Ramirez

Fire Captain/Paramedic Station 71 "C" Shift


Mila Gonzalez

Clerical Assistant II


Raymond Mosack

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal


Raymond Mosack

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Disaster Preparedness


Ricardo Barboza

Fire Protection Specilaist


Ron Dalessandro

Communications Supervisor


Silvia Smith

Assistant to the Fire Chief


Tracy Horaites

Clerical Assistant III


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