Fire Department

Fire Department


Under the direction of Interim Deputy Chief Bob Valdez, the Operations Division responds to over 30,000 emergency calls annually.  Operations employs 211 full-time firefighters, housed 24/7 in 14 strategically located fire stations spanning a primary response area of over 81 square miles. In addition to firefighting and both Basic and Advanced Life Support services, Operations personnel are skilled in Heavy Rescue, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response and Water Surface Rescue specialties.   Mutual and automatic aid is provided to our immediate neighbors and communities throughout the State through the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal-EMA) mutual aid system.


For additional information or to inquire about careers in the fire service, please contact us at (951) 826-5321

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3401 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-5321


Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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