About the Fontana Fire District
Welcome to the Fontana Fire Protection District, with emergency, prevention and administrative services proudly provided through contract by the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
The Mayor and City Council are committed to improving services and infrastructure within the entire Fontana community. Critical to accomplishing this goal is to make sure that money generated in Fontana is reinvested back into the community. An important tool to accomplish this objective is through the planned formation of the Fontana Fire Protection District.
In July 2005, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors initiated the reorganization of its fire operations. Following this action, the County filed an application with the San Bernardino Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to review and consider the reorganization of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
The purpose of the proposed fire reorganization was to achieve the most effective and efficient delivery of services for fire protection, emergency response, paramedic, ambulance, and disaster preparedness to residents and landowners.
Fire District Boundary Map
In response to the County Board’s plan to reorganize fire protection services, the Fontana City Council initiated and subsequently filed with San Bernardino LAFCO an alternative proposal for the provision of fire protection. The City proposed the creation of a subsidiary district and appointment of the City Council as the governing body of the new district.
The service boundary includes Fontana’s corporate limits and the County areas within the City’s sphere of influence. It has been a goal of the City to obtain local control for fire protection and to comprehensively serve the citizens and residents both within the City limits and the City’s Sphere of Influence.
Emergency Response Services
The Fontana Fire District responds to all types of fires, including structure fires, vegetation fires, those involving vehicles or aircraft, and investigation of miscellaneous fires or open burning activities.
These account for most of the Fire Districts responses, from trauma or accident patients to cardiac or stroke patients, and all other types of injuries or medical conditions.
The Fire District investigates and mitigates all types of hazardous materials spills, exposures, and releases, and will investigate unknown types of materials to protect citizens and the environment.
Many situations such as swift water, steep terrain, vehicle collisions, confined spaces, and structural collapses require specialized knowledge and equipment to perform a rescue an incident.
This includes many types of minor emergencies, such as children locked in cars, broken water lines, electrical hazards, or anything necessary to protect the safety of the citizens of the community.
Acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other such things are examples of incidents that the Fire Departments all-risk approach to fulfilling its duty, carrying this out with honor, and protecting the community at all times.