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Fire Authority

Fire Authority

The San Diego County Fire Authority (SDCFA) provides comprehensive fire and emergency medical services in the region through effective and efficient agency collaboration and leadership. 


Provides communication and coordination among volunteer fire companies, fire protection districts and CAL FIRE for 1.5 million acres in the unincorporated area

Mailed out over 13,000 courtesy notifications and educational materials on the Defensible Space Program to property owners within County Service Area 135

Achieved a 96% voluntary compliance rate with Defensible Space standards on all parcels inspected

Participated in 12 events to recruit Volunteer-Reserve Firefighters with a focus on military veterans

Reduce the average response time to 10 minutes in CSA 135

11 fire stations in CSA 135 with paramedic-level service (Advanced Life Support)

Participated in the 6th “Love Your Heart” blood pressure campaign

Provided 7 Driver Operator-related trainings

Improved the CSA 135 Insurance Service Office (ISO) classification of 10 to an ISO classification of 3/3X. The 3/3X rating was assigned following an examination of community’s fire protection capability. The 3/3X classification exceeded the goal of an ISO 8 classification. This rating elevated San Diego County Fire into the top 10% in the nation

Worked to lower the risk of sudden cardiac death by providing 14 community CPR classes and 10 community blood screening events

Implemented the reorganization of the Rural Fire Protection District into CSA 135 after their LAFCO dissolution. All fire and emergency services are being provided by CSA 135

Fire Authority