North County Fire Protection District


Check out these low/no cost programs:

No Cost Chipping Program

Defensible Space Assistance Program

November 24, 2016 - Watch Out for the South American Palm Weevil:

South American palm weevils prefer to infest and destroy Canary Island date palms, sago palms, date palms, coconut palms and African oil palms. But they’ve been known to feed on 35 kinds of plants, even citrus and avocado.

If you think you’ve found weevils or trees that look like they’re sick and dying from weevil infestation, report it on the UC Riverside’s South American palm weevil web survey site, with info and pictures at:

November 23-25, 2016 - District Administrative Offices Closure:

The District Administrative Offices will be closed for business at noon on November 23th through November 25th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All essential fire, rescue and medical aid services will continue during this time.

2016 Advisor of the Year - John Choi:

Congratulations to Captain/Paramedic John Choi for being recognized as the Explorer Program Advisor of the Year for 2016 for all of San Diego County! Excellent work, John!

NCFPD Is Looking for Volunteers for Station 6 in Rainbow:

Anyone interested in becoming a firefighter paramedic is invited to apply for a volunteer position with North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD), at station 6 in Rainbow. Volunteering is a good way for men and women to learn about the profession, find out if they have what it takes to do the job or just serve their community.

Join Us For Fire Prevention Open House:

Kids, bring your parents to Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station 1. Come and see fire engines, helicopters, ambulances, Smokey the Bear and more! En Español.

Fallbrook Firefighters Association and North County Fire Remember:

Another 9/11 Memorial Hill Climb for the books!  Each year, the Fallbrook Firefighters Association orchestrates a remembrance of the 9/11/01 tragedy. So many people need to be acknowledged for the success of this event – in the community, the supporting organizations, the sponsors, our NCF family and our 361 participants this year. 

Coordination of an event of this type requires no small effort.  We thank the following organizations for their participation: Camp Pendleton Honor Guard, CalFire Red Mountain and Miller Station for hiking with us. The SDSO Senior Volunteer for traffic control and finally, the North County Explorers, Escondido Explorers and Carlsbad Explorers for their hard work setting up and tearing down the event.

Without the hard work of everyone, the event could not be held.  We thank, in no particular order, everyone who participated and those who worked behind the scenes to ensure our success: Members of Fallbrook Firefighters Association, John Choi, Patty Koch, Justin Riveria, Leo Espinoza, DJ Surano, Leo Espinoza, Klayton Symmes, Matt Lindsey, Joe and Mal Harlin, Jeff and Cara Weaver, John Buchanan, Josh Kortekaas, Ben Lian, Brandon and Jennifer Lucore, Cherie Juul, Nancy Goss, Randy Meers, Tyler and Brooke Ruiz, Anthony Fieri, Sam Russell, Rob DeCamp, Ryan Lewis, Joel Hammer, Dave Helman, Ricky Tlapala, Randy Meers, Cherie Juul, Ryan Garing, Dustin Glasgow and Eddie Jones.

The event raises funds for the following charities and organizations:  Fueled by the Fallen, Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Homes for Our Troops and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  This year, the event raised a grand total of $13,500 - Great job everyone! 

Fifteen years later – we have NOT forgotten. 

Opening Event 2016 9/11Up Hill Climb PhotoComing Down

September 6, 2016 - Mount Hope Sprayed For Mosquitoes After Positive Travel-related Zika Case:

County Vector Control began hand-spraying to kill adult mosquitoes in a two-block area in the Mount Hope neighborhood after a person in the area tested positive for travel-related Zika virus.

September 5, 2016 - District Administrative Offices Closure:

The District Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day. All essential fire, rescue and medical aid services will continue during this time.

Join Us September 12 at the Fallbrook Library for a Wildfire Safety Seminar 6:30-8:30 p.m. See Flyer.

July 6, 2016 - Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard:

The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

Fire Safe Council Is Seeking Volunteers!

The Fallbrook Firesafe Council is seeking new members who want to learn and contribute to furthering fire safety in Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and DeLuz. Through community outreach, directed weed abatement projects, distribution of wildfire prevention, evacuation mapping and other programs, conducted with the North County Fire Protection District, your involvement could possibly save a life and reduce potential property losses.

For more information or to learn how you can volunteer as a FFSC member, contact Dorothy Roth at 760-728-1100 or Charles Vega at 760-258-6196.

July 4, 2016 - Administrative Office Closed:

The Admistrative Office will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All essential fire, rescue and medical aid services will continue during this time.

June 9, 2016 - Get the Call - Sign Up for Emergency Cellphone Alerts:

The County wants you to “get the call” in an emergency by making sure you have registered your cellphone to receive alerts from the county’s mass notification calling system.

New LocationCounty of San Diego - Household Hazardous Waste - Universal and Electronics Waste Collection Event in Event - June 4, 2016:

Location has moved to W.H. Frazier Elementary School Parking Lot, located at 1835 Gum Tree Lane. See Flyer.

County of San Diego - Household Hazardous Waste - Universal and Electronics Waste Collection Event in Event - June 4, 2016:

See the attached flyer for details of the upcoming event for disposal of household hazardous wastes on June 4, 2016. The location is the Son Rise Christian Fellowship parking lot at 463 South Stagecoach Lane, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 8, 2016 - Case Study - North County Fire Protection District Solar Project:

North County Fire has been recognized in a featured Case Study by the Center for Sustainable Energy for their District-wide Solar Project. Please see how Battalion Chief Greg Wilson, with the support of the Board and Staff, accomplished significant savings for the District and the communities it serves in a revenue-neutral manner!

April 7, 2016 - Free Chipping Days are Coming!

See the flyer for dates and times of chipping services in your area. A collaborative effort to serve the community by the Fire Safe Council and North County Fire. Made possible by a Grant from Ready, Set Go and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Ralph Lash - 1963

March 9, 2016 - North County Fire Protection District Mourns the Passing of its First Full-time Employee:


It is with great sadness that the District announces the passing of Ralph Lash. Ralph was the first full-time employee of the FVFD/FLFD/FFPD, hired in 1959. Ralph was actually hired to be the mechanic but put in his 40+ hours per week down at the Chief Thurber’s Welding Shop/Fire Station at 1019 S. Main (formerly the Firehouse Restaurant). He was usually the first firefighter out on all the daytime calls and responded back to many, many calls from home in the evenings.

Ralph and Tex Hayes hitchhiked to Indiana to pick up our very first "new" fire truck (1957 Dodge Howe-front mounted pump triple combination pumper). They took their turn-out gear to keep warm as the truck was an open-cab unit with no heater and it was in the dead of winter. The truck on a good day would only go 55-60 mph. It took them about four days to get home to Fallbrook.

Ralph retired as a Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, subsequently serving as a member of the Board of Directors. 

The District sends it condolences to the family and friends of the Lash family.  No services are planned at this time.    

March 3, 2016 - Burn Institute Program Offers FREE Lifesaving Smoke Alarms to Seniors:

To qualify for this lifesaving program, you must be 62 years or older and own your own home. To sign up for this program or see if you are eligible, call the Burn Institute at 858-541-2277, ext. 18.

February 15, 2016 - District Administrative Offices Closure:

The District Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th, in observance of Presidents' Day. All essential fire, rescue and medical aid services will continue during this time.

February 3, 2016:

2015 Advisor of the Year - Thomas Harrington:

Congratulations to Engineer/Paramedic Thomas Harrington for being recognized as the Explorer Program Advisor of the Year for 2015! Excellent work, Tom!

Survivor Benefits

January 11, 2016 - Residents Reminded to Prepare for More El Niño Storms:

More rain is yet to come - and it could be worse than last week's storms. See the County alert here.

Damages from the El Niño Disaster?

Completion of this County form will assist the County in collecting damage information and associated costs with the current event. Information will be used to determine the estimated dollar amount of disaster damages within the County and be used to determine if enough disaster damages have occurred to qualify for disaster assistance. Report your damages here.

You Got Your Sand Bags. Now What?

Sandbags are great to keep water from heavy rains away from your property. However, there are do's and don'ts when it comes to filling and placing them. Call 211 or visit the County's El Niño page to find the location for sandbags nearest you. See the County's video on Sand Bag use and placement instructions.

January 9, 2016 - Active Shooter Drill:

Public Service Messages

Emergency Alert Information

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Keep informed on important lifesaving alerts wherever you are - at home, school or work! Find out whether your carrier participates in this service today.

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:

Of Students
Of Families
For Campus Living
Of Firefighters
For Dorm Living

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Camp Pendleton Fire Line:

(866) 430-2764

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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