About the Fontana Fire District


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.

View Fire District Boundary Map (PDF).