Fire Department

It is the mission of the Avalon Fire Department to preserve life, property and the environment through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider.

Under the command of Fire Chief Michael Alegria, the Avalon Fire Department is served by 11 Full-Time Professional Firefighter positions and a 30-member Reserve Firefighting staff. Daily staffing is a traditional three member engine company supporting fire and Basic Life Support (BLS)/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities on a three-platoon Kelly Schedule. Advanced Life Support (ALS) services are contracted with Los Angeles County Fire/Baywatch Paramedics. All Avalon Fire personnel are full-time residents of Avalon, which is required due to the significant delay for "second in" mainland resources.

Current News and Activities

Space Heater Safety

Portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home in cold weather. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electric shock hazards if not used properly.  

Safety should always be a top consideration when using space heaters. Here are some tips for keeping your home safe and warm when it’s cold outside:

  • Inspect heaters for cracked or broken plugs or loose connections before each use. If frayed, worn or damaged, do not use the heater.
  • Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep, and don’t let pets or children play too close to a space heater.
  • Proper placement of space heaters is critical. Heaters must be kept at least three feet away from anything that can burn, including papers, clothing and rugs..
  • Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.
  • Place space heaters on level, flat surfaces. Never place heaters on cabinets, tables, furniture, or carpet, which can overheat and start a fire.
  • Always unplug and safely store the heater when it is not in use.

CPR Training

It is a known fact that early initiation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has proven to increase the survival rate of persons who suffer a cardiac arrest. The Avalon Fire Department provides training opportunities to all individuals looking to acquire this life-saving skill.

The training session will teach attendees how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants. You will also learn how to assist a choking victim and how to use an automated external defribulator (AED). 

Class schedule coming soon. Please contact the Fire Department if interested in scheduling a class for your employees or group.