Fire Department Overview
Fire Chief Mark Ladas
Deputy Fire Chief David Downing
Deputy Fire Chief Kevin McWhirter
Fees & Service Charge Schedule
Main Fire Station #37
511 Magnolia Avenue, 650-259-2400
Office Hours M-F 8am-5pm
Fire Station #38
785 Crestview Drive, 650-259-2425
For More Information about the Millbrae Fire Department, employment or fire safety information, please call us at 650-259-2400
Greetings from the Millbrae
The Millbrae Fire Department is comprised of men and women,
all from different backgrounds, who share one common goal: to provide
exceptional emergency/non-emergency services to the citizens and visitors of
our communities. Formed in 1932 the Millbrae Fire Department (MFD) provides
all-risk services, with members playing integral roles in fire suppression,
rescue, emergency medicine, operational training, fire prevention and investigation,
and community education.
Our service area encompasses approximately 3.2 square miles
and we serve a population of 21,000. For readers not familiar with the area,
our jurisdiction is in close proximity to San Francisco International
Airport – a stopping
ground for thousands of people daily. Our jurisdiction has large wild-land
urban interface areas and neighborhoods consisting of single-family homes,
multi-residential buildings, retail and business districts, hotels, care
facilities and numerous schools. A commuter railway and two major highways
provide travelers with transportation through our jurisdiction.
We maintain two strategically located and professionally
staffed fire stations. The Department
staffs two fire engines 24 hours a day, every day. A battalion chief oversees
all daily operations of MFD fire units. The Department responds to
approximately 2500 calls for service annually.
The top-ranking leader of the Department is the Fire Chief,
supported by a command structure of a Deputy Chiefs, Division Chiefs, Battalion
Chiefs, and Captains. Our personnel are a diverse group, with firefighters
trained as apparatus operators, paramedics, as well as a large number trained
in Special Operations.
MFD’S Fire Prevention Division, comprised of a shared Fire Marshal
from San Bruno and a fire inspector manage several significant community risk reduction
initiatives including vegetation and hazard abatement programs, plan review,
comprehensive code enforcement activities, and fire investigation. The Division
also produces and delivers numerous programs throughout the community intended
to promote and teach fire safety and emergency preparedness.
Our members are highly-trained, highly-motivated and
prepared to answer the call. We continually strive to exceed the expectations of
those we serve. We hope you find our website useful and enjoyable!