PFD Fire Chief Lanny Armstrong message

A Message From The Fire Chief

January 25th, 2023

On Tuesday afternoon January 24th, a tornado touched down in Pasadena and its neighboring communities. This tornado caused significant damage to our city. From collapsed structures to power outages and gas leaks, to overturned vehicles, the impact is heartbreaking. This tragic event is one of the worst in city history. Emergency crews received record breaking calls for service yesterday. I’m proud of all first responders and city crews who worked tirelessly throughout the day and night to address the needs of the citizens and our community. More specifically, the men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department. Our department is all volunteer but exemplified skilled and quiet professionalism. While many of our responders had no idea of damage to their own homes or homes of friends and family, they continued serving their community without question. This is a true testament to the selfless dedication and professionalism of the members of the Pasadena Fire Department. I am proud to work along side these quiet professionals and lead a department with such quality individuals.

To our community and neighbors, there is a difficult road ahead for recovery. However, our community will get through this together! American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Baker Ripley (720 Fairmont) for those in need of shelter. Red Cross workers are prepared to provide warm meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster related needs. For more information on Red Cross Assistance, please dial 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Make sure to follow our social media pages and the cities social media platforms for up to date information and resources @PasadenaFireTX & @PasadenaTXGov

In Gratitude,

Lanny Armstrong
Fire Chief

Pasadena Fire Department


  1. Sharon James says:

    Thank you for your bravery

  2. Angie D. Elizondo says:

    Thank you for your hard work!

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