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Mission Statement

The dedicated men and women of The Downey Fire Department

strive to deliver the highest level of service to the expanding needs of our community.

We will safely and aggressively prevent, or minimize the loss of life, and property through our

combined efforts and professional development.




The Downey Fire Department is administered and operated by 90 dedicated individuals, whose collective efforts and spirit of cooperation combine to offer the City's 100,000 plus citizens and daily visitors a modern and comprehensive array of emergency services, resources and capabilities.

To maintain a proactive state of readiness for a myriad of emergencies that may occur within in or boundaries, The Downey Fire Department focuses its resource pool and training in six budgeted programs: administration, fire suppression, emergency medical response and basic life support, joint fire communications, fire prevention/arson, and emergency preparedness.  Management structure within the organization includes the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 17 Captains, 16 Engineers, 34 Firefighters, a Deputy Fire Marshall/Haz Mat Specialist, and many other highly trained personnel.