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About the San Bernardino County Fire Department

The San Bernardino County Fire Department is an all-risk/full-service fire department committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient and cost effective manner to the citizens and communities that we serve.

Where We Serve

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At 20,160 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the continental United States. Our jurisdiction encompasses 19,278 square miles of extremely diverse environments that stretch from the Los Angeles County line on the west, to the Colorado River on the east, to the Nevada State line and Kern and Inyo counties on the north. We provide services to more than 60 communities/cities and all unincorporated areas of the county.

San Bernardino County's Diversity

Our jurisdiction encounters hazards that include floods, fires, earthquakes, and train derailments, among others, that can impact highly urbanized metropolitan areas, industrial centers, and majorRescue Crew portions of the most vital interstate highway and railroad transportation corridors that serve Southern California. We are also home to major entertainment venues such as the Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, and the California Speedway. Our mountain resort areas, the Colorado River and vast high-use recreational desert lands underscore our diverse geography. In the 2014/15 fiscal year, the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to 83,695 calls for service in these complex areas.

Beyond Emergency Response

Our services go far beyond response to fire and incidents within our county. We also specialize in many impressive services such as our multiple household hazardous waste programs that have won national recognition. Our vehicle services, warehouse operations, facilities maintenance, and training center are all state-of-the-art, with some of the most talented people found in the fire service.

Teaching officerOur Office of Emergency Services (OES) serves as the Operational Area Lead Agency, coordinating the provision of emergency services with the 24 cities and towns in San Bernardino County. The OES Division has developed emergency plans and procedures that have also received national and state recognition.

Our Fiscal Services Division, Office of the Fire Marshal and our Communications Center deliver outstanding levels of service to our department and the communities we serve in administrative, dispatching and public contact areas.

You may want to visit our Human Resources and Payroll Division, especially if you're seeking employment as a firefighter or in one of the other exciting career choices we offer.

Visit the Join Our Team page for more information on becoming a member of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Our Statements

Mission Statement
Community-based all-risk emergency services organization dedicated to the health and well-being of the citizens of San Bernardino County through a balance of regionalized services delivery and accountability to the local community supported by centralized management and services.

Service Motto
Duty, Honor, Community.

Standard of Commitment
"Where Courage, Integrity, and Service Meet."

Vision Statement
Committed to Providing Premier Fire Services.

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