Center Fire Protection District
Valley Center Fire Protection District contracts with San
Pasqual Indian Reservation Fire Dept. for its services. These
services include response to fire, emergency medical and hazardous
materials incidents. Currently, the District employs (7) full
time firefighters with a breakdown in rank as follows:
The District also employs a number of part-time Reserve firefighters.
The number frequently varies, but usually averages around
VCFPD staff works out of two primary fire stations: Station
1 (District Headquarters) is located at 28234 Lilac Road,
near Valley Center Road. Station 2 is located at 28205 N.
Lake Wohlford Road, just off Valley Center Road near the San
Diego County Sheriff's Valley Center Substation.
Incident response from each station is generally handled by
a minimum of four (4) fire personnel, including some combination
of the staffing mentioned above, all of whom are emergency
many fire districts, which are often only able to provide
Basic Life Support (BLS) services, the VCFPD provides Advanced
Life Support (ALS) services by a minimum of two Paramedics
who can administer certain medications and carry more advanced
monitors and treatment equipment, all of which greatly enhance
the opportunity for survival in a medical emergency. ALS and
ambulance services are provided under a contract with by Mercy
Medical Transportation Services.
ambulance is assigned to Station 2 at all times. Air medical
transport, though not specifically contracted, is often available
from a number of providers that may or may not include the
Mercy Medical Transportation organization.
an existing state and local Mutual Aid System, VCFPD personnel
are available to respond to emergencies outside our District
boundaries. Conversely, when the need arises, outside agencies
are also available to respond within our District to ensure
the best possible response time and services to the public.
rural areas of the county, including the Valley Center Fire
Protection District, the special needs of pets and other large
Animals are of significant concern during fires and other
emergencies. The County of San Diego Department of Animal
Services Valley Center Disaster Animal Response Team (DAS
VC DART) was established to aid the community in providing
for the safety of our large and small domestic pets and livestock
in emergency situations. DAS VC DART is an all volunteer organization...
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that most shelters do not accept animals of any kind, and
large animals pose unique challenges related to safety and
location. You may want to consider these special needs in
your emergency plans.