Public Safety
505 S. Vulcan Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024
P: (760) 633-2800
F: (760) 633-2818

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Josh Gordon
Fire Chief

Public Safety

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The Encinitas Fire & Marine Safety Department provides a wide array of public safety services. These services include fire protection, emergency response, medical aid, fire prevention, disaster preparedness, search and rescue, lifeguard services and community education programs.

The Department has 70 full-time employees and five divisions: Fire Operations and Support Services, Fire Administration, Loss Prevention and Planning (Fire Prevention), Disaster Preparedness and Marine Safety Services. The Department operates six fire stations and is responsible for responding to a variety of emergencies in a 20 square mile area. The Insurance Services Organization (which rates fire departments based on the effectiveness of their response capabilities) gave the Department a rating of 2, which has resulted in lower homeowners insurance premiums for Encinitas residents.

The Department's Executive Team also manages the fire departments for the Cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach. Combined, we cover an area of approximately 25 square miles with 9 companies in 8 fire stations, and over 100 full-time employees.

The Department coordinates with the San Dieguito Ambulance District, also known as County Service Area 17 (CSA 17), for ambulance services. The ambulance service provider currently contracted to provide services for Encinitas residents is American Medical Response (AMR).

Annual Report

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Olivenhain Evacuation Community Meetings

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