Presidents Message

Welcome to the newly designed website of the Riverside City Firefighters Association! The Riverside City Firefighters Association is comprised of the active safety members of the City of Riverside Fire Department that are on duty 24 hours a day responding to emergencies and fires. Formed in 1926, the RCFA has been committed to not only serving the members of the association and their families, but also the community at large. Riverside Firefighters actively participate in fire safety and community programs supporting the entire Riverside community.

I have the honor and privilege to serve as the President of the RCFA since March of 2002. In that time, we have taken the RCFA to a new level of activism and service. Our members have continued to work collectively for the fire service not only in the City of Riverside, but both on the state and national stage. We continuously fight for the members and their families for fair wages and benefits, adequate staffing levels, and state of the art equipment allows our members to be the most qualified to serve.

Continuing partnerships with the Mayor and City Council, City Administration and Fire Department Administration has positioned the RCFA’s to work collaboratively to continue to build the best fire and emergency medical system possible. Expanding outside the city, the RCFA partners with members of the legislature both on the state and national level to bring grants and other resources to Riverside. The RCFA is always looking to expand as opportunities for collaboration present themselves.

Please enjoy the new website and see the many great programs that the members of the RCFA are involved in. The RCFA has, and always will have its commitment to assuring the City of Riverside has the best public safety system in California.


Tim Strack

Tim Strack, President of Riverside City Firefighters Association