- 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.
Department Notices and Events
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Overview & History
The Avalon Fire Department has served the citizens and visitors of Avalon and Catalina Island since the city was incorporated in 1913. Learn more about the Department.
View photos of the vehicles and apparatus that the Avalon Fire Department uses.
Emergency Notification System
The City of Avalon has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to provide its reverse 911 system. The CodeRED system provides the City of Avalon the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.
Most Avalon Fire Department's equipment is modeled and/or selected to operate in conjunction with neighboring departments.
The Avalon Fire Department operates out of a single station located at 420 Avalon Canyon Road.
The City's Volunteer Reserve Firefighters assist the City Fire Department in firefighting activities and by providing Emergency Medical Services. When called upon, volunteers respond to alarms as members of fire crews to protect life and property using various fire apparatus, equipment, tools and devices.
Knox Box Registration
Provide first responders with immediate access into secure buildings, campuses, residences and commercial properties when it matters most.
Learn about the required training for Fire Department staff.