DEPARTMENTS & SERVICESFire Services
Fire protection and paramedic services are provided to the City through a contractual agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFire). The City and the County Fire Department developed an agreement to provide similar services to Oak Glen and the unincorporated regions along the eastern boundaries of the City. Yucaipa’s unique location, varied topography, vast open space, and dry weather make the community especially vulnerable to fire. The community is surrounded by High and Very High Fire Severity Zones as mapped by the California Department of Fire and Fire Protection. The Yucaipa area has a history of significant fires, most recently the Oak Glen, Pendleton, and Mill Creek fires.
The City is served by three fire stations:
- Bryant Street Fire Station: 909-797-1000
- Crafton Hills Fire Station: 909-797-2313
- Wildwood Fire Station: 909-795-3048
Yucaipa maintains a reserve fire station in Oak Glen, adjacent to Yucaipa’s eastern border. This station is staffed on an on-call basis by reserve firefighters when the need arises. The department maintains an active reserve firefighter program of twenty personnel. Yucaipa also maintains automatic aid agreements with CAL FIRE, Redlands Fire Department, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, the United States Forest Service and CAL FIRE/Highland Fire Department. The department also utilizes mutual aid on a regional basis.
In addition to fire prevention and suppression activities, the Yucaipa Fire Department is active in the community. For the past 35 years, the Yucaipa Valley Fire and Rescue Association has partnered with community groups for its Spark of Love Toy Drive during the holidays. This past year, this program distributed toys to more than 1,000 families, including 3,000 children in the Yucaipa Valley area. This is just one of the ways the Fire Department is privileged to give back to the community.