Riverside Fire Department


Under the direction of the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, the City of Riverside Fire Department responds to over 39,000 emergency calls annually. Operations employs 216 full-time firefighters, housed 24/7 in 14 strategically located fire stations spanning a primary response area of over 81 square miles.

Operations personnel maintain a vast array of skillsets that include Basic and Advanced Life Support Services; Hazardous Materials and Decontamination expertise; and structural and wildland firefighting. In addition, many of our personnel have advanced skill sets in the areas of Technical Rescue training, including horse rescue, heavy rescue, high-angle rescue, confined space rescue, and swift/surface water rescue.



Mutual and automatic aid is provided to our immediate neighbors and communities throughout the State through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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