ABOUT US

CONFIRE is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) located in San Bernardino County California established to provide communications, dispatch, computer information systems support (IS), and geographic information systems (GIS) to CONFIRE members and contract agencies. 

 

The CONFIRE Communications Center's (Comm Center) primary function is to provide 24-hour/365-day direct fire, EMS, and rescue dispatch services to CONFIRE’s member and contract agencies. Beyond the direct fire dispatch role, Comm Center also functions as the San Bernardino County (XBO) Operational Area dispatch, which provides large incident coordination for fire, local government, and emergency medical resources on a countywide basis. Comm Center also provides after-hours dispatch services for local government, i.e. County Public Health and Road Departments, and the City of Loma Linda.

CONFIRE JPA MEMBER AGENCIES 

  • Apple Valley Fire Protection District

  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District

  • Colton Fire Department

  • Loma Linda Fire Department

  • Rancho Cucamonga Fire District

  • Redlands Fire Department

  • Rialto Fire Department

  • San Bernardino County Fire District

  • Victorville Fire Department

 

CONFIRE JPA CONTRACT AGENCIES - DISPATCH SERVICES

  • Big Bear Fire Department

  • Running Springs Fire District

  • Montclair Fire Department

  • San Manuel Fire Department

These agencies represent over 100 fire stations serving numerous communities covering the majority of the residents and businesses within the County of San Bernardino. In 2020 Comm Center dispatched over 225,000 incidents.

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Administrative Committee reports to the Board of Directors and is composed of the Fire Chief or Executive of the Fire Department of each member agency or their designated alternate. The Administrative Committee conducts the operation of CONFIRE, directs the preparation of the CONFIRE budget and presents it to the Board of Directors, has the power to expend funds and control all expenditures, has the responsibility to report budget and financial transactions, hires the Director of Communications and establishes and maintains contracts as they relate to the operation of CONFIRE.

MEMBERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Board of Directors is responsible for adopting the CONFIRE budget, for establishing assessments, and for establishing overall fiscal policy.  Secondly, the Board establishes overall policy direction for CONFIRE and its operation. Lastly, the Board assures that the well-being and interests of each of the agencies or entities are maintained.

 

MEMBERS

ELECTION PROCESS

The Board of Directors is composed of the designated elected representatives from each member agency.