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How it Began...
The Loma Linda Fire Department originated in 1929. Its origination stemmed from the Loma Linda University Fire Department which was organized on August 28, 1922. In 1929 a constitution forming the Loma Linda Fire Department was adopted. The staffing consisted of 38 volunteers; one Chief, one Assistant Chief, 6 Captains, 6 Lieutenants and 24 Firefighters who manned 2 truck companies, one chemical auxiliary and one police company.  

At that time Loma Linda was a Township split into 5 fire districts;  District 1- Sanitarium Hill,  District 2- College Division,  District 3- South Side of City,  District 4- West Side of City and Ladera Street and District 5- Pepper St. , Court St., Ohio Street and Colton Ave.     A steam Whistle at the Fire Station would alert the Volunteers as to which district the fire was located.  Some of the original equipment consisted of “pumpers” (Seagrave and a Model "AA" Ford) and hosecarts. The Model "AA" is on exhibit in the Fire Department Museum along with other artifacts from the past.

In 1970 the city of Loma Linda was incorporated and the fire department staffing transformed into a combination department with both full-time and part-time members.

The fire station was originally based in the old Loma Linda University power plant at 10936 Parkland . In 1982 the existing station was built at 11325 Loma Linda Drive .

And Today...
To this day the City of Loma Linda 's fire department is a career department consisting of 1 Fire Chief , 1 Deputy Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs , 6 Captains, 6 Engineers, 9 Firefighter/Paramedics, and 3 Firefighters.

During the week the population of Loma Linda grows from around 25,000 to almost 60,000 people which increases the call volume and tests the capabilities of the Department in coping with the influx.

The Loma Linda Fire Department is an ever changing entity of the city and in order to stay current with the changes our personnel complete over 6,000 combined hours of continuing education/training per year.

The City of Loma Linda provides more fire and public safety services per tax dollar than any of our neighboring cities. On the average the fire department responds to more calls than any other city fire department in the East Valley area.

Thank You...
From all the personnel from Administration, Prevention, and Suppression, the Loma Linda Fire Department would like to thank you for your interest and continued support. Keep checking back for more information about LLFD.