Fire Operations

General Information

The Rio Vista Fire Department is a 24/7 emergency services provider for all of Rio Vista and the Delta Fire Protection District, operating out of one fire station. The target daily staffing is 5 personnel, which includes 1 Fire Captain, 2 Engineers, 1 Firefighter Paramedic and 1 Intern-Firefighter.  Staffing is augmented with the utilization of either Volunteer or Reserve Firefighters. The department apparatus includes: 3 Type-1 Engines, 2 Type-3 Engine, 1 Water Tender, 1 (95′) Ladder Truck (platform) and 3 staff vehicles

Fire Suppression

The department provides emergency response services for, but not limited to, structural fires, wildland fires, limited hazardous materials events, vehicle extrication, and technical rescue.  We receive and provide Automatic Aid to the City of Isleton, and River Delta Fire Protection District, and are participant in the Solano County Mutual Aid Agreement.  The department also participates in California Master Mutual Aid (strike teams).

Emergency Medical Services

The department is a non-transporting Advanced Life Support Agency, providing a high-level emergency medical service to the citizens of Rio Vista and the Delta Fire Protection District.  The closest medical facilities are located in Antioch, Lodi and Fairfield, with distances ranging from 19 to 24 miles.


The department’s progressive training program ensures that department personnel maintain their professional competencies relative to the skills and knowledge levels required of their respective classifications and positions within the department.  The department has an established annual training calendar and provides department wide training on a bi-monthly basis.  Personnel also participate in daily training sessions during their normal shift assignment.