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Fire Marshal’s Office (760) 346-1870; For inspection scheduling & code related questions, call (760) 324-4511

The Emergency Medical Services Insurance Billing Program

The Billing Program allows Medicare and other health insurance providers to be billed for ambulance transportation services through existing insurance coverage with no out-of-pocket costs for Rancho Mirage residentsClick image for detailed information about the Emergency Medical Billing Program

The City of Rancho Mirage Fire Department is a paid municipal all-risk fire department, the City contracts with Riverside County Fire Department to provide a full range of fire protection services to the citizens of Rancho Mirage. The Rancho Mirage Fire Department is composed of 24 sworn personnel and 2 civilian personnel serving 24.7 square miles and an estimated city population of 17,504.

As part of a regional fire protection program, additional resources are available to the City when the need arises, without additional expense to city taxpayers.

Rancho Mirage firefighters and paramedics are out on the frontline, providing you, your friends, family and loved ones with exceptional customer service. Your firefighters and paramedics work hard for Rancho Mirage every day.

The Rancho Mirage Fire Department has a long history and tradition of being a great fire department. Its accomplishments have been attained with the support of elected officials the citizens of Rancho Mirage.

Division Chief Eddy Moore

The City of Rancho Mirage welcomes back Chief Eddy Moore.  Chief Moore has been promoted to the West Desert Division Chief position that oversees the Coves Communities, the City of Desert Hot Springs and the contiguous unincorporated area. He started his career in 1993 in the Monte Vista Unit where he spent 6 seasons as a seasonal firefighter. In 1999, he was promoted to a FF-II in the Riverside Unit assigned at Home Gardens FS 13. In 2001, he was offered an LT FAE position in San Diego and spent 2 summers there before being promoted to a permanent FAE in 2003 working in the Campo Battalion. In 2006, Chief Moore transferred back to the Riverside Unit working in the City of Indian Wells FS 55. Chief Moore was then offered a permanent FC position in 2008 in the Coves Battalion working at Rancho Mirage FS 50.

In 2012, he transferred to a staff position in the San Benito- Monterey Unit in Fire Protection and Planning where he worked for 11 months teaching CERT programs for the districts of Pebble Beach, Cypress and Highlands. Chief Moore also assisted in fuel reduction projects, website management, and filling in as one of the Unit PIO’s, before being promoted to Battalion Chief in the San Mateo Santa Cruz Unit. Chief Moore worked in the Felton Battalion and San Mateo County Division in the local government program at Belmont. Eddy then transferred back to the Riverside Unit in 2015 and has been working in the Desert Hot Springs Battalion 10.  Chief Moore is currently assigned to IMT 6 and has been a part of CAL FIRE IMTS for 10 years working as a Communications Unit Leader and now the Deputy Logistic Section Chief. He is actively involved in various department cadres: Incident Management 3, Supervision 4, and I-400. Chief Moore is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding training and special details through his career.

He is lucky to have the support of his loving wife, Jennypher and has three outstanding kids, Aiden 3, Isabella 6, and Kendra 15.

Battalion Chief John Cortez

Chief Cortez was promoted to Battalion Chief in March 2015 into the Battalion 12B position that oversees the Coves Communities. He started his career in 1989 as a Riverside County Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter at Sun City Station #7 at the age of 17. In 1991 at the age of 19, he made the decision to seek employment with CAL FIRE as a FFII and spent the next 14 years here in the Coves Communities working on T33 in Palm Desert as a FFII and Fire Apparatus Engineer. During this time, he became well versed in structural firefighting and technical rescue operations. In 2006, he was promoted to Fire Captain in the Riverside Unit assigned to the Temecula Forest Fire Station #12 where he spent the next two years studying the wildland fire environment, traveling the State of California responding to major fires on a State Type 3 fire engine

In 2008, he transferred to CAL FIRE / CDCR Bautista Conservation Camp #36 in Hemet CA. For the next 7 years he ran an Inmate Fire Crew consisting of 15 inmate firefighters responding to major fires throughout California. He was then promoted into his current position as Coves Battalion Chief B12B managing 6 Fire Stations and 110 Fire Personnel with in the Cities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Indian Wells.

When Chief Cortez is not working,  he is spending his time in Lake Havasu with his beautiful, loving and supportive girls; his wife Michelle, daughters Morgan and Bailee.

The City of Rancho Mirage provides a full time fire department that has state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained and qualified personnel. Through a contract with the Riverside County Fire Department, residents are provided with fire suppression, fire prevention, fire investigation, fire safety education and paramedic services. Each of the City’s two fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day – 365 days a year. Each fire engine is staffed with 3 firefighters and the paramedic unit is staffed with 2 paramedic firefighters on an advanced life support ambulance.

Fire Station 50

Rancho Mirage Fire Station 50 is located at 70-801 Highway 111 at Thunderbird Heights. They cover the Southern portion of Rancho Mirage. There is a Medic Engine and Paramedic Ambulance staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Five firefighters are on duty every day at this fire station and of the five, three of the firefighters are Firefighter/Paramedics.

Fire Station South – Station 50
70-801 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone (760) 328-9877

Fire Station 69

Rancho Mirage Station 69 is located at 71-751 Gerald Ford Drive next to the Children’s Discovery Museum. They cover the Northern Portion of Rancho Mirage. There is an Engine staffed with three firefighters and a Medic Unit staffed with two firefighters/paramedics on duty at all times.

Fire Station North – Station 69
71-751 Gerald Ford Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone (760) 321-9399

Cove Communities Fire Marshal’s Office

The purpose of the City of Rancho Mirage Office of the Fire Marshal is to provide services aimed at reducing the risk of fire and injuries to the public. The office consists of a Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Safety Specialist.  Our staff ensures public safety is maintained by accomplishing the following duties:

  • Adopts and enforces codes and ordinances relative to fire and life safety issues associated with commercial, industrial, and residential development.
  • Coordinates the inspection of commercial buildings, and enforces hazardous materials regulations.
  • Works with developers and City planning departments on development projects impacting fire protection services, from conception through planning process approval.
  • Conducts inspections of new construction projects as well as those of State Fire Marshal regulated facilities.
  • Interacts with developers, architects, and engineers to meet the fire protection requirements for buildings and developments by reviewing all architectural blue prints, development plans, and proposals submitted in the City of Rancho Mirage.
  • Coordinates Business Inspection program enforcing applicable codes and City ordinances so all the businesses within the City of Rancho Mirage are evaluated for Fire and Life Safety hazards.
Contact Fire Marshal’s Office

Deputy Fire Marshal Sonia Cooley
73510 Fred Waring Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-1870

Rancho Mirage Office
Fire Safety Specialist Jacqueline Palmieri
69-825 Hwy. 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 324-4511


For additional forms and reference material please visit the Riverside County Fire Department – Fire Protection Planning website at: http://www.rvcfire.org/stationsAndFunctions/AdminSppt/FireProtectionPlanning/Pages/default.aspx.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]