The San Diego County Fire Authority supports the delivery of high quality emergency medical and fire services to a 1.5 million-acre area of unincorporated San Diego County. The emergency services are provided by a combination of professionally trained volunteer and career staff. Additionally, the San Diego County Fire Authority coordinates regional fire prevention for unincorporated San Diego County.


Recent News



Some San Diego County residents may have received a courtesy letter to inform and educate property owners within San Diego County of the requirements for defensible space around their structures. This letter is not a citation and is intended to be educational. In the next few months your local fire agency may be inspecting properties to ensure that the proper defensible space is in place. View a copy of the letter and additional attachments.

Update: It has come to our attention that due to an issue in the printing process, the lettering on the ‘Equipment Use Safety’ attachment that accompanies the defensible space letter may be difficult to read. If you are having difficulty reading this document please contact our offices at 858-974-5999 or via email at and we would be happy to send you a new copy via USPS or as a pdf attachment to an email.



The Cleveland National Forest Begins Prescribed Burn Activity through June 2015. Click this link to view the different areas of San Diego County that will be affected.



With a simple alert from your phone, you could help save a life. The County of San Diego has partnered to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED mobile application to help increase sudden cardiac arrect (SCA) survival rates in San Diego County.

Be a Citizen Super Hero: Learn more about PulsePoint

PulsePoint - Submit an AED Location - Contest: Contest Rules




Learn how you can prepare your home and your family for this fire season.