Fire Department

Garden Grove Fire Department LogoThe Garden Grove Fire Department was established in 1926, and is a full-service fire department. The Department serves a community of over 170,000 people year round. Service is provided out of seven fire stations strategically located throughout a diverse city. The City is home to over 5,000 businesses that include industrial facilities, multiple high rise structures, hospital and medical center, and the Christ Cathedral. It is led by Fire Chief Tom Schultz, and has 92 sworn fire fighters.

Mission: "To promote Performance Excellence through rapid response, proactive training, prevention, and preparedness programs, while maintaining a high level of efficiency and well-being for our community."

Are You Prepared

medium_smartphone-2212963_1920.jpgAre you prepared for an emergency? The countless fires in the west and the multiple devastating hurricanes have forced many people out of their homes with minimal notice. California, like any state, has the potential for natural disasters that may require us to hastily leave. Are you and your family ready to evacuate or be self-sufficient until help arrives?

Firefighting 101

The Garden Grove Fire Department provides fire and rescue services through both three and four person engine companies, a three person truck company, a two person paramedic squad, and one battalion chief. The resources are located out of seven fire stations located throughout the City. Read more...


The Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer organization within The Garden Grove Fire Department. The Purpose of Garden Grove CERT: To instruct workers and residents of Garden Grove how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. Our motto is: "Neighbors Helping Neighbors," and we believe in proving you the training and tools to help yourself, your family and your community. >>Read more


Established in 1978, North Net Training Center is managed in cooperative agreement with the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Orange. The facility develops and administers various educational and training programs for partnering agencies, including the Garden Grove Fire Department. >> Read More

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