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  • Pasadena Fire Department

Pasadena Fire Department

  • Volunteer Programs


  • Auxiliary Program

    Consistent with the Department’s Strategic Plan, this program is in the process of being revamped. It is designed to provide continual and practical experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the fire service that have successfully completed a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) approved basic fire academy.

  • Explorer Program

    Consistent with the Department’s Strategic Plan, this program is also being revamped. This is a career guidance and development program sponsored and administered by the Pasadena Fire Department. The program has been in operation for 25 years. This program is an extension of the “Learning for Life” career education program with a special emphasis on fire service. 

  • Emergency Medical Services Reserve (EMSR)

    Founded in 1981, the EMSR is a unique organization within the Pasadena Fire Department. The unit is self-governed and completely staffed by volunteers. Members of the EMSR are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), dedicated to providing emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Pasadena, California. The EMSR program provides an opportunity for EMTs to gain important experience within one of Los Angeles County's première EMS providers. Members of the EMSR supplement the Pasadena Fire Department's paid paramedic firefighters on the City's rescue ambulances, at special events, and during disasters.

    To learn more about the EMS Reserve, vist the EMS Reserve's website at http://www.emsr.org