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Victorville Fire Department LogoThe history of the Victorville Fire Department dates back to 1926 when the Victorville County Fire Protection District was established. In 1930, the Victorville Volunteer Fire Department was established. In 1976, approximately 14 years after Victorville was incorporated, control of the Victorville Fire Protection District was assumed by the City of Victorville. In March 2019, the City of Victorville re-established its Fire Department after contracting the fire services for 10 years.

The Victorville Fire Department actively operates out of five Fire Stations. The Department operates a fleet of four Medic Engines, one Medic Truck, and one Medic Squad. The Department is currently led by Fire Chief Brian Fallon and is staffed with Operational Division Fire Chief Stout, three Battalion Chiefs, and a field crew of 51.

During the May 17, 2022 City Council meeting, the Victorville City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Victorville Professional Firefighters that details rates of compensation and fringe benefits for members of the fire union for the next five years.

According to the MOU, fire personnel will receive salary increases in year one as follows: 23.6 percent for firefighter paramedics, 14.5 percent for fire engineers, and 12.8 percent for fire captains. All job classifications will receive a yearly salary increase of three percent in each of the remaining four years of the contract period.

Union Member health benefits were increased to match the City’s non-represented employees’ current benefit of $900 per month per employee with an additional subsidy of up to 50 percent of the total out-of-pocket cost for each employee up to $500 per month.