Administrative Officers & Staff

  • Jim Wyatt, Fire Chief
  • Randy Wong, Training Division Chief
  • Gerry Laird, Operations Division Chief
  • Arlen Summers, EMS Division Chief
  • Jennifer Fortino, Management Analyst
  • Kellie Bourke, Management Assistant

Our Mission 

Protecting People and Property

Led by Fire Chief Jim Wyatt, the Gilroy Fire Department protects the safety of Gilroy residents and businesses by responding to structural and wildland fires, as well as motor vehicle accidents, medical calls, search and rescue, and other critical emergencies.

We are dedicated to protecting the lives, property and environment of the Gilroy community by employing the latest fire, rescue, emergency medical service, and prevention practices and technologies.

Core Values

  • Community
  • Customer Service
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Open Communication
  • Respect for Others
  • Teamwork
  • Trust

Core Services

Core services provided by the Gilroy Fire Department include structural and wildland firefighting, emergency medical services, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and public education and outreach.


Our motto is “First in service to the community”—and we are here to serve YOU!