North County Fire Protection District


Check out these low/no cost programs:

No Cost Chipping Program

Defensible Space Assistance Program

November 1, 2017 - Wildfire Workshop:

Join us for a workshop on making your home and community fire safe.

October 10, 2017:

Board Votes to Restrict Drones Near Fires:

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to restrict drones from flying near or over fires and locations that have public safety temporary area restrictions to ensure public safety. 

Hep A Emergency Declaration Extended Again:

The local health emergency declared on Sept. 1 because of hepatitis A will remain in effect for another two weeks as the County continues working to control the outbreak.

Wildfires to Our North - Are you Ready Here?

Wildfires burning in Anaheim and Northern California should remind you we’re in the thick of fire season, and that one could flare up any moment. Now’s the time to take stock of your emergency supplies and review your family emergency plan.

Join Us on October 14th for Fire Prevention Open House!

North County Fire is holding its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the attached flyer for details.

September 9, 2017 - 9/11 Memorial Hil Climb:

Please join us for the 5k hike honoring the memories of those lost during the attacks of September 11th. See attached flyer for details and register online at

September 16-17, 2017 - Electronic Waste Recycling:

See the attached flyer for information about the upcoming E-Waste event in Fallbrook.

August 6, 2017 - Why You Shouldn't Charge Your Phone In Bed:

Eighty-six percent of Americans have charged a device overnight in the past year, according to The Hartford. The insurance company's 2017 Hartford Home Fire Index also found that thirty-four percent of Americans have charged a device in their bed overnight. But is it safe? See the article.

August 1, 2017 - Temporary Closing of Station 3:

North County Fire will be temporarily closing Station 3, located at 4157 Olive Hill Road beginning August 1st. No services, iincluding "Baby Safe Surrender", will be available at Station 3. Station 5, located at 5906 Olive Hill Road will be ably covering the area duing the period of the Station's closure.

July 31, 2017 - Coffee with the Chief Scheduled for August 10th:

The North County Fire Protection District will be hosting a firehouse tour and Coffee with the Chief at Station 5, 5906 Olive Hill Road, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 10. See Flyer for fuller information.

July 31, 2017 - County Release May Showing Disaster Risks By Location:

Is there an earthquake fault near your home, your workplace or your child’s school? Or perhaps you live or work in a floodplain, high-risk wildfire area or a tsunami inundation zone. Check out the Counties information on Knowing Your Hazards.

June 23, 2017 - Summer's Here - Safeguard Your Pets:

When it's 90 degrees outside, your vehicle can quickly reach 160 degree inside in less than 10 minutes. Dogs don't sweat like humans do, and can only cool themselves by panting. In January, a new California law — called the "Right to Rescue" law — went into effect, allowing for citizens to rescue pets from hot vehicles. See important information about this new law, safeguarding your pets and the rules for rescuing animals in vehicles here.

June 20, 2017- Rising Temps Routs Rattlesnakes:

As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. If you live in the County’s unincorporated areas or the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee or Solana Beach, you may call Animal Services at (619) 236-2341. Check the County's website for their Rattlesnake Guide.

June 13, 2017 - Brush Fire at 3:00 p.m.:

Firefighters are battling a brush fire near the Oceanside Golf Course. According to Camp Pendleton officials, the Camp Pendleton Fire Department is on the scene of the small brush fire. Smoke may be visible in Oceanside and Fallbrook.

Updated at 3:15 p.m.:

There is currently a 20+ vegetation fire (Douglas Incident) near the golf course on Camp Pendleton, which is near the Oceanside, Camp Pendleton border.  Presently it is approximately 2 miles from the District boundary. It is moving at a rapid rate of spread to the west, predominantly toward housing along Douglas Dr. in Oceanside. The fire does not pose a threat to the District at this time.

Updated at 3:45 p.m.:

The Patch:

Firefighters are continuing to battle a 50-acre brush fire on Camp Pendleton. Pendleton officials urge you to stay alert and call 911 if embers pose a threat to homes in the area.

Updated at 4:35 p.m.:

NBC 7 San Diego: Crews Battling 50 Acre Brush Fire on Camp Pendleton

Fox News Update: Camp Pendleton Brush Fire Spreads to 50 Acres

San Diego Union Tribune: Brush Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Oceanside Golf Course

Updated June 14 at 8:30 a.m.:

Wildfire Burns 50 Acres at Camp Pendleton

Smoke from Camp Pendleton Fire Blows Toward Fallbrook

Week of June 5th:

This week at Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton Fire Department will conduct Fire School to hone their skills and prepare for a unique upcoming fire season. You may see smoke in their area from their activities.

CPDN Fire School

May 31, 2017 - CAL FIRE San Diego Resumes Defensible Space Inspections

May 29, 2017 - Administrative Office Closure:

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the District Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, May 29. Essential fire, rescue and medical services will continue during this time.

Join Us on September 9, 2017 to Honor All Those Lost on 9/11:

Join us for the 7th Annual 9/11 Memorial Hill Climb. Late registration begins at 6 a.m. on September 9th. Early registration ends August 14, 2017. The proceeds of this event benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Homes for Our Troops. Register online with Fallbrook Firefighters.

May 4, 2017 - Wildland Firefighting Exercise at Camp Pendleton Today:

A wildland firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, Third Fleet, CALFIRE and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department will take place at Camp Pendleton from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. See also: The Patch update.

April 17, 2017 - CAL FIRE launches a new Ready for Wildfire App:

Users can also sign up to receive alerts from multiple counties, or go statewide. To download the app, visit the App Store or the Google Play Store, and search for CAL FIRE. Being ready for wildfire has never been easier.

Spring Rains Are Coming - Get Some Free Sand Bags:

Check out the ReadySanDiego web site to find information about how to prepare for rain, flooding and where to report damages. Check the San Diego County list of locations to obtain free sandbags. Watch their video "You Got Your Sandbags, Now What?

Live Fire Training Exercise - March 26th to April 4th - Fallbrook Golf Course:

On Sunday, March 26th and continuing through Tuesday April 4, 2017, the North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) will be conducting live fire training exercises (controlled building fires) at the now closed Fallbrook Golf Course located at 2757 Gird Road in Fallbrook. All proper County requirements have been met and the demolition permit has been approved.

This training exercise is primarily designed to practice structural fire attack and other fire ground tactical evolutions. This training will include participation from numerous North County fire agencies to simulate realistic structure fire responses. Fire agencies in North County utilize a “drop boundary” philosophy that sends the closest, most appropriate resources based on current location opposed to agency jurisdiction. In addition, these agencies share a common Emergency Operations Manual and Training Manual.

Please do not be alarmed if you see or smell smoke in and around this area during the listed dates, as this will be due to the training exercise. Should you be sensitive to smoke or live in the immediate vicinity of this building, we suggest keeping your doors & windows closed. All fire training exercises will adhere to recognized standards and requirements and each evolution will meet multiple safety benchmarks. Trained and certified live fire training instructors will coordinate and supervise all burning.

Gird Road will be open for the duration of all evolutions.

March 10, 2017 - Camp Pendleton Firefighters Working on Controlled Burn:

Smoke may be visible Friday in the southwest portion of the military installation in northern Oceanside and along Interstate 5 in the area.

No-Cost Chipping Service is Available to Reduce Fire Risk:

The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is offering a free chipping service to property owners in the Fallbrook area who, after preparing their defensible space, have piles of brush that are still a fire risk.

Governor Jerry Brown Declares a State of Emergency for San Diego County:

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday declared a state of emergency for San Diego County, along with other counties across the state due to a series of powerful winter storms that have caused tens of millions of dollars in damage.

Free Sand & Sandbags Available Around County:

With more rain expected this week, and months of winter still ahead, residents in unincorporated areas can get free sand and bags to help protect their properties from possible flooding and erosion.

January 10, 2017 - County Offers Child Car Seats:

The County Health and Human Services Agency will be offering child car seats and safety education classes to low-income parents thanks to a program funded by a $155,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Summer Safety:

Swimming Pool Safety

Driving Safety:

Embrace Life - Always Wear Your Safety Belt

Driving Safety Procedures - Belt Up
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Protect Your Family Against Fires:

Empty Shoes – In the Arms of the Angels

No Excuses – Get a Smoke Detector

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives:

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Of Families
For Campus Living
Of Firefighters
For Dorm Living

Other Important News



For The Latest Fire Information,
Please Follow These Links:

Camp Pendleton Fire Line:

(866) 430-2764

Map of Camp Pendleton Impact Areas

Office of Emergency Services - County of San Diego

San Diego County Emergency Homepage

Camp Pendleton Emergency Notification System

Camp Pendleton Emergency Planning Info

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