The Glen Ellen Fire Protection District operates as a combination department consisting of two paid firefighters and approximately 30 volunteer firefighters. The paid firefighters supported by part-time firefighters are on duty from Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. When an emergency call comes in at night or on the weekends the department is staffed by the volunteer firefighters who respond to the station when they receive a page for an emergency incident.
The Fire District's organizational structure includes a Chief Officer, an Assistant Chief Officer, a Battalion Chief, seven Captains, eight Engineers (equipment operators) and a number of Firefighters. Many of the members are qualified as Emergency Medical Technicians. Several volunteers are qualified as paramedics working for other agencies and all of the personnel have received advanced training in the operation of the automatic external defibrillators that are carried on all first out emergency fire apparatus.