We are... The Calimesa Fire Department (CFD) was first organized in 2018. CFD has 24 personnel, including firefighters/EMTs, Intern/Reserve Firefighters/EMT’s and administrative personnel.
We proudly serve... all residents, businesses, and organizations within our response area.
Department oversight with a Fire Chief, one Deputy Chief and one Administrative Support staff.
19 line personnel including 3 captains, 9 firefighters/EMT’s and 7 Intern/Reserve Firefighter/EMTs who respond to a wide variety of fire, rescue, and medical emergencies.
2 Fire Prevention Inspectors dedicated to fire and life safety code enforcement, fire investigation, and community risk reduction programs.
Fire Suppression Staff
19 line personnel including 3 captains, 9 firefighters/EMT’s and 7 Intern/Reserve Firefighter/EMTs who respond to a wide variety of fire, rescue, and medical emergencies. They are divided into three shifts: A, B, and C. Firefighters work 48 hour shifts.
Battalion Chiefs are the commanding officers on duty. They manage schedules, personnel, and apparatuses within the city.
Captains are the officers in charge of a fire apparatus and oversee the day-to-day operations of their station.
Firefighters operate the specific tools needed to accomplish the task at hand.
Since incorporation in 1990, the City of Calimesa contracted with CalFire through the County of Riverside for fire services and ran a 2-person engine company. The City has always provided Basic Life Support (BLS) service.
AMR, the regional ambulance service, also responds to all medical aid calls and has historically provided a paramedic and EMT; i.e. Advanced Life Support (ALS) service.
In November 2016, the City hired fire consultants to assist staff in analyzing potential in-house staffing models and related departmental set-up.
On January 1, 2018, the City of Calimesa Fire Department was established hiring a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, 3 Captains, 6 Firefighters and a pool of Intern/Reserve Firefighters.
Calimesa commenced service as a Basic Life Support (BLS) department and continued to run a one-engine company that was staffed with 4 persons at all times; i.e. 3 full-time career firefighters and an intern/reserve on all shifts.
AMR continues to respond providing a paramedic and EMT; i.e. Advanced Life Support (ALS) service.
The City of Calimesa Fire Department currently employs a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Battalion Chief, 3 Captains, 9 Firefighter/EMT’s and a pool of Intern/Reserve Firefighters and run two-engine companies staffed with 6 persons at all times; i.e. 4 full-time career firefighters and two intern/reserve on all shifts.
Future Goals for Fire Services
• An additional fire station to accommodate planned future development.
• Transition to Advanced Life Support (ALS) service.