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

LVFD is now on Facebook!

Follow LVFD on Facebook to stay updated on department events, fires that the department is responding to or are nearby, and pertinent fire safety tips.

Sand Bags

Sand bags are available for free to La Verne residents 24/7 to the rear of the Public Safety Facility at 2061 Third Street. They are behind the Fire Department near the alley exit to "C" Street. Shovels and bags with ties attached are provided. 10 bag maximum please.

Information on Current Wildfires

Click the link below providing information about current national incident wildfires. Or go to for the USFS Active Fire Map.

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."