The San Diego County Fire 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 coordinates regional fire prevention for unincorporated San Diego County.


Recent News and Updates


The County Has a New Addition to their Arsenal

"The Bell 205 A-1 will be based at Gillespie Field in El Cajon and flown by ASTREA, the Sheriff’s Department aviation unit. It can hoist critical equipment, ferry firefighters to remote spots and includes a 375-gallon water tank for fire suppression"


Community Clean-Up Day

Bring your trash, green waste , e-waste, and brush and we'll get rid of it!

October 24th- Jacumba Community Park

From 7AM to 2pm



Tire Recyling 

Saturday-October 24th- Jacumba Community Park

7AM to 2PM

Hazardous Waste

Saturday, October 24th-The Old Boulevard Fire Station

7AM to 2PM



San Diegans Register for Life-Saving App

More than 35,000 San Diego County Residents have downloaded the Pulse Point Respond app on their phones. Read all about it here




Learn how you can prepare your home and your family for this fire season. Learn about defensible space, weed and brush requirements, drought conditions, and more!



Are you concerned about how the drought is affecting your defensible space? Check out the Drought and Defensible Space Flyer to get more information on vegetation that you can plant around your home that is fire retardant and safe!



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.