About Morongo Fire

The Morongo Fire Department is responsible for protecting 110 square miles of reservation land that is comprised of a residential community, tribal enterprises and a 27-story, 44-acre casino. They respond to calls both on and off of the reservation and is staffed with a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations, 24 full time all-risk firefighters and an administrative assistant.

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.

Morongo Fire Chief

Jason Carrizosa
Fire Chief

A message from the Fire Chief

As a tribal member and employee of our great Tribe, it is my greatest honor and a privilege to serve as your Fire Chief.
It is our mission to protect life, property, and the environment through education, prevention, and effective response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies in the tribal community and beyond.  We have an extremely dedicated and professional workforce of 27 members who strive to accomplish that mission each day. We pride ourselves through the delivery of services, programs, and partnership agreements with county, state and local agencies.
I look forward to leading this department in the most professional, efficient, and cost-effective manner, while remaining committed to providing the highest level of services.

Our Staff/Organizational Chart

Our History

Morongo Fire Department

11581 Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Fire Station – 951-849-7193

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Morongo Fire Department




EMS COORDINATOR
Ken Cardin

FIRE CHIEF
Jason Carrizosa

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF
Abdul Ahmad


ADMIN ASSISTANT
Alejandra Y. Leal

A Shift

Captain
Nick Ziegler

Captain
Tim Demlow

FAE Paramedic
Sebastian

Engineer
Armen Asatourian

FireFighter
Paramedic

FireFighter/Paramedic
Branson Kardow

FireFighter
Paramedic

FireFighter

B Shift

Captain
Ben Kepner

Captain
Jonathan Mainhart

FAE Paramedic
Michael Porter

FAE
George Miniet

FireFighter/Paramedic
Bryan Ramirez

FireFighter/Paramedic
Keith Donahoo

FireFighter
Paramedic

FireFighter
Christopher Ortiz

C Shift

Captain
Scott Koenig

Captain
Ben Krone

FAE Paramedic
Adam Thaete

FAE
Pat Trakas

FireFighter/Paramedic
John Kinney

FireFighter/Paramedic
Nicholas Pepe

FireFighter
Paramedic

FireFighter