The Pasadena Fire Department is the largest single municipal volunteer fire department in the United States. Pasadena, Texas is located East of Houston, Texas and has a night time population of 150,000+ and a day time population of 1,000,000+. The Pasadena Fire Department includes over 190 active firefighters plus 45 semi-active firefighters. The department responds to approximately 2,000+ alarms per year within the City of Pasadena, including rescue calls, and hazardous materials incidents. While providing fire protection to the city, the department is an active member of the Channel Industries Mutual Aid (CIMA). The Pasadena Fire Department also provides mutual aid fire protection in conjunction with Ellington Air Field, Johnson Space Center, the University of Houston-Clear Lake and for about 1,500 homes in the City of Taylor Lake Village.

The Pasadena Fire Departmentís mission is to suppress and fight fires within the city, train its firefighters in the most up to date techniques of firefighting and educate all citizens in the prevention of fires.