On behalf of the men and women of the City of Riverside Fire Department, welcome to our website. October 7, 2012, marked a significant milestone in our history: 125 years of service. From our inception as a purely volunteer group protecting a small 1880s village, to our present status as an all-career, professional department serving the 12th most populous city in California, one fundamental goal has remained unchanged: To save lives and property from the ravages of uncontrolled fire.
As our history shows, we have been truly fortunate to have the strong support of Riverside's residents and City leaders in obtaining the resources necessary to carry out our mission. While the role of the fire service has expanded far beyond simply protecting life and property from fire, I am confident we will continue to meet our future challenges and opportunities with innovation, courage and commitment. If you are interested in pursuing a career with us or learning more about our services, please visit one of our fourteen fire stations or Fire Administration office. We welcome your input and look forward to serving you.
Fire Chief Steven H. Earley