Fire Chief


Rich Sessler

Fire Chief

This is the “Headquarters” of the Redlands Fire Department and is located close to downtown in the Civic Center, at 35 Cajon Street, in Suite 12. The Administration Office hours of operation are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Please feel free to contact us regarding Fire Incident Reports, tours of the Fire Stations, fire apparatus demonstrations, Safety Talks, Fire Explorer program, Children’s Fire Safety Trailer, and the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive held each December.

The Administrative Services branch consists of the Fire Chief and a Management Analyst. The Administrative Services branch is responsible for the overall management and administration of a variety of programs to ensure that program goals and objectives are successfully accomplished. This branch includes:

  • Fire Department Chief Officers
  • Fire Marshal and Community Risk Reduction Division
  • Emergency Management