The Rialto Fire Department serves the City of Rialto, an urban city with a population of over 100,000, located in San Bernardino County part of Southern California's Inland Empire. The City encompasses 22 square miles and, in addition to its residential population, includes two major freeways, a large petroleum tank farm, one of California's largest rail yards, and distribution facilities for several of America's largest retailers.
Formed in 1905, the Rialto Fire Department became part of the City of Rialto upon the City's incorporation on November 17, 1911. Initially formed to provide fire protection and emergency response for an agricultural community of 850 people, the Rialto Fire Department has seen significant changes in meeting the service needs of the community.
The mission of the Rialto Fire Department is to enhance the health and well-being of our community through excellence in emergency medical services, fire protection, and risk reduction. We are committed to meeting the public's needs with compassionate service, professionalism, and innovation.
The Rialto Fire Department deploys from five fire stations staffed by 24 hours per day by career firefighters and one administrative office. The Rialto Fire Department staffs one battalion chief, four engine companies, one truck company, and four paramedic ambulances each day. On-duty personnel also provides staffing for a Hazardous Materials unit, Search and Rescue unit, a Brush Engine, and an OES type VI engine.