Fire

The Morongo Fire Department is responsible for protecting 110 square miles of the reservation land as well as the residential community, tribal enterprises and the 27-story, 44-acre casino. They respond to calls both on and off of the reservation and staffed with about 20 firefighters.

Mission Statement

The Morongo Fire Department’s mission is to provide essential emergency and non-emergency services to protect the lives and property of tribal members, descendants, residents, employees, and guests of the Morongo Indian Reservation and to protect the tribe’s historical, environmental, cultural and economic resources.

Vision Statement

The Morongo Fire Department’s vision is to implement and maintain innovative programs and strategies for life-saving education and training to the Morongo community. Our department envisions ongoing partnerships with other tribal departments, as well as outside public safety agencies, to promote an effective “All Risk” emergency response capability.


Our Staff
Kevin Gaines
Fire Chief
Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Fire Captains

Ben Kepner
Tim Demlow
Josh Alvarez
Efrain Vargas
Joe De La Torre
Ben Krone

Fire Engineers

Pat Trakas
Scott Koenig
George Miniet
Nick Ziegler
Armen Asatourian
Scott Wilson

Fire Fighter/Paramedic

Jason Carrizosa
Johnathan Mainhart
Scott Mehle
Randall Lopez
Christian Valdez
Michael Porter
Layton Penza
Chris Dietz
Scott Bouch

Our Equipment

Truck 1                                                                                                                

Engine 1

Engine 2

Brush Engine 1

Chief 1

Battalion Chief 1

Utility 1

Early 1950’s FWD by Seagrave

Morongo Fire Department

11581 Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220

For Emergencies Dial 911