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A Message From the Fire Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the City of Riverside Fire Department, welcome to our website.  I hope you will find it helpful and informative. Established in 1887, The Riverside Fire Department started as a group of dedicated volunteers. Today, the department is an all-career, professional department serving the 12th most populous city in California. One fundamental goal has remained unchanged: To save lives and property.

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. Riverside firefighters are dedicated to serve the citizens, visitors and businesses with honor and courage. We are committed to providing the best service possible. Thank you for visiting our website. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving this website or our fire department.


Michael D. Esparza

Interim Fire Chief

Mission Statement
The mission of the fire department is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Riverside. The fire department shall protect life, property, and the environment within the city through proactive life safety, community education and emergency services programs utilizing responsible fiscal management, a highly trained work force, progressive technology and modern equipment.
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