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Danny Alvarez, Fire Chief

Eric Garcia, Fire Chief

Danny Alvarez has served with Burbank Fire for a quarter-century and was named Fire Chief in 2023.

Chief Alvarez's notable positions have included acting fire chief, battalion chief, fire captain, fire engineer and fire prevention inspector. Furthermore, his experience extended to roles such as recruit academy instructor, hazardous materials team member, and, of course, firefighter.

A passionate advocate for regional and statewide fire service and emergency management organizations, Chief Alvarez holds a bachelor's degree in fire and emergency management from Waldorf University. He has also undergone extensive education and training throughout his career. His accolades include certifications from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, LAFD Leadership Academy, and acceptance into the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy.