Riverside Fire Department


Your Measure Z Dollars at Work

The City of Riverside Fire Department, with help from Measure Z funding, was able to elevate its rating from Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 2 to the highest awarded level – ISO Class 1. This highly regarded distinction is a reflection of the City of Riverside Fire Department’s commitment to providing quality public safety services to the citizens, businesses, and visitors to Riverside.

The ISO process has resulted in the department now offering:

Faster Response Times

Automatic Vehicle Location uses GPS technology to dispatch the closest piece of equipment, reducing response times, resulting in fire resources getting to emergencies quicker.

Additional Paramedics

Every fire apparatus in the city is now staffed with a paramedic, providing the highest level of medical care on every call for medical aid.


More Firefighters

All truck companies in the city are now staffed with four people. Ensuring adequate personnel are available to provide firefighting and rescue operations.

Additional Truck Companies

Truck companies were increased by 25%. With four truck companies, the fire department can now provide enhanced coverage throughout the city.


Lower Insurance Rates

Insurance companies use ISO information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance — sometimes offering lower premiums in communities with ISO Class 1 classification.

Planning for the Future

The ISO program provides an objective nationwide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training.


Decrease in Property Loss

The most significant benefit of the ISO Class 1 program is its effect on losses. ISO Class 1 departments report a lower loss of life, property, and damage to the environment.

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Fast Facts

ISO Class Departments
348 in the United States
ISO Class Departments
33 in California
77 Departments are both ISO Class 1 and Commission on Fire Accreditation International Accredited
6 Departments that are both ISO Class 1 and Commission on Fire Accreditation International Accredited in California:
  • Riverside
  • Burbank
  • Pasadena
  • Torrance
  • Culver City
  • Anaheim