Glendale Fire History

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The mission of the Glendale Fire Department is to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community. Built in 1994, Station twenty one emodies their statement to excellence. Affectionally known to the fire fighters as "The Hammer House", Glendale fire station twenty one has a commanding presence with its dual stories and the largest apparatus floor out of all the other of glendales stations. With fourteen roll up doors, it 's no wonder station 21 houses the bulk of glendale 's fire units and apparatus. Home to the verdugo dispatch center, 21 's is the jewel of glendales fire stations. Describing station twenty one, one must talk about it 's immensity. Station 21 can be split into three distinct sections;…show more content…
The offices are home to all of glendales administrative needs, and with a third of the building dedicated to such, those needs are well met. anyone from the arson investigators to the fire chief himself can be found walking the halls. With over 72,000 calls a year, the verdugo dispatch is the heart of operations at station 21. Founded on August 1, 1979, the verdugo FCC was set up to consolidate fire dispatching and telecommunications between the citys of pasadena, glendale, and burbank. the verdugo fcc is run under the joint powers of authority by the fire chiefs of these three citys. since it 's foundation, the verdugo dispatch center has added 10 more citys to include : Bob Hope Airport, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Montebello, Alhambra and Monterey Park, making them a regional dispatch center. Serving 13 citys and its citizens 24 hours a day is a demanding workload. Shifts follow a twelve hour shift schedule which consists of two day shifts followed by twenty four hours off then two night shifts. this lessens the workload of any one person and works to make a more stress free work environment. the verdugo dispatch center is a vital tool without which a firefighters job would not be possible, making it 's location at station twentyone all the more…show more content…
With all the advances in fire technology and safety, station twenty one seems to be at the forefront. the ability to embrace, adapt, and strive for better makes this station a great place to visit. From the verdugo dispatch, to the apparatus, and the living amentities that make working there seem so enjoyable, this station is in a level all its own. with what the future holds for fire science no one quite knows. i can tell you the hammer house will be around for a long time and will continue pushing itself to become better in order to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community
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