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 and Updates


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Deputy Fire Marshal Honored

James Pine received the Officer of the Year award to celebrate his oustanding dedication to prevention and to the County of San Diego.

 

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One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

A timely reminder; especially considering there were numerouse spot fires ignited on along SR-67 on Friday by a car being towed behind a motor home.(30 seconds)

 

 

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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

 

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2015 FIRE SEASON IS 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!

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COUNTY BOARD BACKS BILLS TO PENALIZE DRONE INTERFERENCE IN FIRES

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday August 4th to support state and federal bills creating penalties for flying hobby drones where they could interfere with aerial firefighting operations. Check out the full story on County News Center.

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DEFENSIBLE SPACE IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS

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!

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DEFENSIBLE SPACE MAILER

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 fire@sdcounty.ca.gov and we would be happy to send you a new copy via USPS or as a pdf attachment to an email.