Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Schweitzer Calls it a Career

Scott-Schweitzer. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Receiving well wishes from other firefighter Patt Burgress, as Asst Chief Tom Lenahan and Deputy City Manager Justin Hess look on (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters, family friends and fellow city employees gathered this past week in the day room of the Fire Headquarters of Station 11 to wish retiring Firefighter Paramedic Scott Schweitzer all the best.

Schweitzer came on the Burbank Fire Department January 10th 1983, a year later he was made a permanent employee January 10, 1984 and only a year later he promoted to be a Paramedic, which he remained all 29 and a half years he’s been with the Burbank Fire Department.

Scott a lifelong Burbank resident, along with his wife Laurie, have three children. A son Matt, and two daughters, Krista and Breanne and all were in attendance to see their dad retire after serving the city.

Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes presents retiring Firefighter Paramedic Scott Schweitzer with a Certificate from Burbank City Council. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


Back in November of 2003 Schweitzer was awarded The Medal of Valor Award, the highest award the Department gives for his involvement in the Matthew Pavelka incident.

Scott looks forward to his retirement days Golfing, Cycling and Running.

Thank you Scott for taking care of thousands of Burbank residents the past 29 1/2 years.

Scott Schweitzer with family wife Laurie, Daughters Krista, Breanne, and son Matt. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)