Absolutely. In order to learn how well known the North County Fire Protection District is among residents throughout the District’s service area AND how the District is perceived among constituents throughout the District’s service area, District officials commissioned a public opinion survey; this scientific survey showed that the District is, indeed, well known…more importantly, that constituents throughout the region hold the District in high regard.
On the one hand, for example, most residents throughout the region are fully aware of the fact that they rely upon the NCFPD for fire protection and emergency services (such as paramedic and ambulance services) and they are extremely pleased with the level of service presently being provided through the fire protection District. On the other hand, most residents ARE NOT AWARE of the fact that the District is struggling due to financial challenges, and has been for the past decade.
In early June, 2018, the District sponsored a public forum where District officials shared with attendees some of the more pressing needs and challenges facing the NCFPD and invited local residents to partner with the fire protection agency in reaching out to the community through such events speaking before local community and civic groups/organizations.
The District has also has put together a community outreach effort, which the present publication central to; this outreach effort includes reaching out to the community through the District’s web site, through traditional media, and through the social media. As part of this community outreach effort, District officials encourage local residents to provide their feedback to the posts on social media, through the District’s web site, or call District headquarters and set a meeting with Chief Steve Abbott. Of course, everyone is encouraged to attend the monthly meeting of the District’s Board of Directors.