La Verne Fire Department

Message from the Chief


Chief Pete Jankowski

Welcome to the La Verne Fire Department website. We hope you find this site helpful and informative.

The mission of the La Verne Fire Department is to preserve life, property, and the environment of the City of La Verne in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner. Our members place high value on Integrity, Courage, Professionalism, Collaboration, Community, and Preparedness. This site is intended to provide you with answers to the most frequently asked questions and give you information about our organization and how we serve the community.

The men and women of the La Verne Fire Department are dedicated to providing superior service to the residents, visitors, and businesses in La Verne. Fire suppression is only one of our responsibilities. Today's fire service requires an "all-risk" approach to emergency management. Our staff members continually train and prepare for fires, traumatic injuries/accidents, natural and man-made disasters, and emergency medical incidents to keep us ready to respond to the unexpected. Our duties include business fire safety inspections to prevent fires, and community education to improve knowledge of fire safe practices in the home. We maintain state of the art medical equipment and training that meets, and often exceeds, Los Angeles County and State of California requirements for paramedic response. We participate in regional and national multi-agency incident management teams that have responded to large wildfires, natural disasters, and terrorist events across the United States. These opportunities provide our members with the experience, skills, and abilities that improve our capabilities when responding to incidents in and around the city of La Verne. Thank you for visiting our web site!

Best regards,

Pete Jankowski
Fire Chief

Hot News

Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan developed for the City of La Verne:
-Was collaboratively developed. Interested parties and federal land management agencies managing land in the vicinity of the City of La Verne have been consulted.

-This plan identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the types and methods of treatment that will protect the City of La Verne.

-This plan recommends measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.

Follow the link to review the CWPP Document under "Read the Whole Story."

Carbon Monoxide Safety

As of July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill - SB 183) requires that a carbon monoxide (CO) detector be installed in all dwelling units intended for human occupancy. See the full story for FAQs regarding Carbon Monoxide, and be sure to check regularly that your detectors are working properly.

Phone Solicitation NOT Endorsed by LVFD

It has been brought to our attention that many residents have been receiving phone calls soliciting donations for "firefighters and paramedics." The La Verne Fire Department and La Verne Firefighters Association does not engage in solicitation of funds by phone, and we encourage residents to confirm the legitimacy of phone requests with the caller prior to making a donation.