Mission Statement
The mission of the Valley Center Fire Protection District is to:

  • Save lives and protect property by providing the highest levels of fire protection at the lowest possible cost.
  • To achieve the best possible ISO Insurance Rating for the citizens and property owners of the District.
  • To remain financially solvent into and through the next century.

District History and Organization
The Valley Center Fire Protection District was formed by a majority vote of the people in 1982. We have a 5 member elected Board of Directors who governs the District. The Directors are elected, volunteer members of the community and the VCFPD.

VCFPD employs a Chief, six Captains and six Engineers. We average 25-30 Firefighters who are District employees making a basic minimum wage while in training. We consider all the Firefighters to be career employees, not volunteers. We also utilize a District Fire Marshal, a District Administrator, a Secretary, and a part-time bookkeeper.

VCFPD has 2 fire stations staffed with 1 Fire Captain, 1 Fire Engineer, 2 Firefighter Paramedics and 1 Firefighter EMT daily on each front line engine. We own 4 front-line Type 1 Fire Engines, 1 Type 2 Fire Engine.

VCFPD also contracts with the County of San Diego for funding of a Paramedic ambulance transport service provided by Mercy Ambulance Transportation Inc. This is an exclusive operating area which covers most of Northeast unincorporated County area.

The VC Fire Protection District is 84.5 sq. miles. We serve a population of over 23,000 people. We respond to approximately 1,300 calls a year. Our average response time has increased due to traffic concerns to 9 minutes on average. Within the VCFPD service area is 1 CAL FIRE staffed station and 1 San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department station. Just outside (1/2 mile) the VCFPD service area is Rincon Reservation Fire Department station.

Geography/Terrain
Most of the terrain in the District is rugged, offering steep hillsides and deep canyons.

 

 

 

 

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