Riverside Fire Department


Fire Administration provides general department oversight, monitors effectiveness of current programs, determines future needs of the department, and develops plans of action to achieve departmental goals.

This Division consists of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief of Administration, Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, Administrative Services Manager, Senior Administrative Assistant, Account Clerk, Fire Public Education Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.


Deputy Fire Chief Steve McKinster is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day operations of Fire Administration are addressed. Together, the Division oversees an annual operating budget of $67 million and grants totaling approximately $4.5 million. For additional information, please contact Fire Administration at (951) 826-5321.


The City of Riverside Fire Department Administration Division maintains plans, project and budgetary items such as:




The City of Riverside Fire Department is 1 of 311 nationally accredited agencies between the United States and Canada. Under the auspices of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), RFD underwent a difficult 3-year self and peer reviewed assessment through community-focused, data driven structured methodology in order to be approved by the CFAI commissioners as “Accredited.” The results are seen through improved organizational efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.



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