Firefighter of the Year

JR Ryan, Firefighter/Paramedic

JR grew up in Rancho Cucamonga and graduated from Etiwanda High School.  He attended Mt. San Antonio College and Crafton Hills College.  He currently resides in the city of Upland with his wife, Bree.



JR was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Fire District in 2008. He has been an active member of the Fire District and is a member of the District's Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Award and Service

JR was selected as Firefighter of the Year by his peers for his dedication to the District and ongoing support of personnel in his role as President of the Chino Valley Professional Firefighters’, Local #3522.

His positive attitude, professionalism and solid work ethic are commendable.  

In his personal life, JR enjoys camping, mountain biking, water skiing, off-roading, and spending time with Bree.