North County Fire Protection District


Fire Chief/CEO
Stephen (Steve) J. Abbott

Chief Stephen Abbott was promoted to the position of the Fire Chief/CEO for the North County Fire Protection District in December of 2015. 


Prior to advancing to Fire Chief/CEO, Chief Abbot served as the Deputy Fire Chief. Chief Abbott was responsible for the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Fleet Maintenance and also served as the Infection Control Officer for the District.


North County Fire Protection District:

Deputy Fire Chief/Administrative Services - July 2015 to December 2015.

Division Chief/Administrative Services - September 2014 to July 2015.

Battalion Chief/EMS, January 2006 to September 2014.

Division Chief/Fire Marshal, December 2001 to January 2006

Captain/Paramedic, September 1997 to December 2001

Engineer/Paramedic, October 1993 to September 1997

Firefighter/Paramedic, March 1990 to October 1993

City of San Diego:

Paramedic, March 1988 to March 1990


IAFC, Fire Service Executive Development Institute, 2015

National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer Program, 2012

Walden University, Masters in Public Administration, June 2007

Cogswell Polytechnical College, Bachelor of Science Fire Administration, Nov. 1996

Miramar College, Associate of Science Degree, Fire Sciences, June 1991

UCSD MICU Paramedic Program, August 1988


Public Agency Self Insurance System, Board of Directors

Fallbrook Healthcare District, Board of Directors

County of San Diego, Emergency Medical Care Committee, District 5 Representative

Rotary Club of Fallbrook

Southern California Incident Management Team 2, Plans Section Chief

North County CERT

Boy Scouts of America


National Fire Academy, Legacy Research Award

Center for Public Safety Excellence, Chief Fire Officer Designate

Contact Chief Abbott:

Address: 330 South Main Avenue
Fallbrook, CA 92028-2938
Phone: (760) 723-2012 or

For appointments or to contact Chief Abbott, contact:

Loren Stephen-Porter, Executive Assistant
Phone: (760) 723-2012 or



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