The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District hosted a grand opening celebration of its new headquarters location in San Bernardino. The new state-of-the-art facility will centralize and enhance fire services across the county. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked a historic moment for the district, bringing together county officials, community leaders, current County Fire employees and retirees.

This new headquarters building is the first time in the history of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District that the organization has one central location. This location will house most of the administrative functions including the Fire District’s operational leadership, administration, the Office of the Fire Marshal and EMS Divisions. The building is a one-stop shop for San Bernadino County residents to receive services from the Fire District.

“Our new headquarters is a testament to our growth and commitment to public safety and the communities we serve,” said San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey. “This facility will help us to streamline our communication efforts and emergency response plans. From our day-to-day responses to major disasters, this facility will help ensure our residents continue to receive the world-class service, fire, rescue, and EMS service they have come to expect from the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District.”

The new facility agreement is a unique 25-year capital lease between IVDA and ICO Realty. It encompasses all development and operational costs. The 79,834-square-foot two-story building with a basement is situated on a 4.6-acre property at 598 South Tippecanoe Ave. in San Bernardino. At the lease’s conclusion, the Fire District will own the property.

Construction began in November 2022 and was substantially completed by May 2024 at a project cost of approximately $26 million. Due to recent real estate price increases, the property’s value is now estimated at around $40 million. This new facility with its appreciated value and centralized services will enable the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District to serve residents efficiently and cost-effectively for many years to come.

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Additional County Update News – June 20, 2024