| Aug 25, 2010
Burbank fire officials expect up to 2,000 applicants to attend an orientation for the next academy as the department gears up to hire eight to 10 recruits.
The recruiting period for the latest fire academy ends Friday, the first time Burbank has...
| Aug 18, 2010
More than 1,000 Los Angeles County households on Saturday dropped off a combined 80,000 pounds of electronic and hazardous waste, including computer monitors, motor oil and buckets of paint, at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, officials said....
| Aug 11, 2011
| 5:08 PM
A residential fire on Santa Anita Avenue near Bel Aire Drive Thursday afternoon began after a gas stove suddenly caught fire, causing about $25,000 in damages, fire officials said.
Burbank Fire Capt. John Nare said an oven malfunction caused the fire...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Fire officials say they plan to focus on education and training for the coming year, citing the importance of constantly improving service to residents.
“Every year, we go back to the beginning, we look at what we’ve been doing and how can we...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Firefighters contained a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon that caused damage to a garage and closed off local streets.
The incident occurred in the 1900 block of North Ontario Street. Officials estimated thousands of dollars in damage to the truck and...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:47 PM
A proposal to close firefighting operations out of a West Burbank station for nine months will allow the fire department to meet its 5% spending cut, but Chief Ray Krakowski warned that emergency response times will be affected citywide.
Under the plan,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Burbank firefighters were called to remove a toilet seat from a 2-year-old girl’s head just after 3 p.m. Friday.
The girl’s parents brought the toddler to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center after her head became stuck in the child-sized...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Youths enrolled in the city’s Summer Daze day camp learned how airport police and fire departments handle emergencies and fight crime during a tour of Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday.
Police officers demonstrated the T3 electric stand-up vehicle&...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 4:12 PM
In his 35 years on the job, retiring Burbank Fire Capt. Ron Bell witnessed the departure of Lockheed and the machine shops that soon followed.
He has seen changes in how firefighters protect themselves when battling blazes and worked with the...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:36 PM
At 6-foot 5-inches, crawling through a 16-by-16-inch hole with more than 50 pounds of gear is no easy task for Burbank Fire Engineer Matt Garland.
When it’s dark, smoky and loud and the floor moves like a teeter-totter, he lets muscle memory...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The cause of a 2-acre brush fire on Sunday that prompted the evacuation of 10 homes in the Adams Hills neighborhood is still under investigation, officials said.
No one was injured during the blaze, which started at 11:21 a.m. in hillside brush to the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Firefighters on Tuesday were still investigating the cause of a three-alarm blaze that tore through a Glendale strip mall, destroying several longtime businesses.
Fire officials estimated damage from the blaze was about $2.25 million.