Glendale Firefighters Encourage Residents to Prepare for Winter Storms

With winter weather approaching, the Glendale Fire Department encourages residents to prepare for excess rainfall, possible flooding, and potential land erosion in and around the community. To prepare for rainfall runoff, all Glendale Fire Stations have been supplied with burlap bags that are available to the public for free. Residents who require additional sandbags can get them from the City of Glendale Public Works Yard located at 541 W. Chevy Chase Drive. The Public Works Yard can be reached by calling (818) 548-3950.

The Glendale Fire Department does not provide the sand to fill the sandbags. Please visit and select the Public Information page for a list of local vendors where you can purchase pre-filled sandbags and/or the sand. Sandbag filling and placement instructions are also provided.



Sandbag Availability Locations:

The following are approximate prices and locations for purchasing sandbags.

All Glendale Fire Stations have free unfilled sandbags. No sand is provided.

City of Glendale Public Works Yard

Address: 541 W. Chevy Chase Dr.

Phone: (818)548-3950

Hours of Operation: M – Th. 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Unfilled sandbags only

Virgil’s Hardware

Address: 520 N. Glendale Ave.

Phone: (818) 242-1104

Hours of Operation: M – F 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Poly Bags- $0.69 ea. Sand NOT included; pre-filled sandbags- $3.99 each; 50 lbs. brown plaster sand- $3.99;

50 lbs. of white sand – $5.99

Glendale Builders Supply

Address: 4415 San Fernando Rd.

Phone: (818)242-4135 or (800)429-4271

Hours of Operation: M – F 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat./Sun. – Closed

Erosion control pre-filled sandbag – $1.61

Home Depot

Address: 5040 San Fernando Rd.

Phone: (818) 246-9600

Hours of Operation: M – Sat. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 7a.m. – 9 p.m.

Unfilled Sandbag- $0.32; Erosion control pre-filled sandbag is a seasonal item only.