The North County Fire Production District (NCFPD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to 55,000 residents in a service area that encompasses 92 square miles of unincorporated San Diego County, including the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow. In addition, the fire protection Agency provides emergency medical transportation services for 40 square miles outside its primary service area.
The Agency’s primary services include: fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, and aid at traffic accidents. Other services include hazardous materials response, swift water rescue, fire prevention, fire investigations, public assistance requests, public education, a youth fire explorer program, and weed abatement.
The Agency operates 5 fire stations, 3 paramedic ambulances, and is supported by approximately 53 full-time fire suppression personnel, 6 paramedics, 20 EMTs, 9 support personnel, and between 20-25 volunteer firefighters.
Its MISSION is to meet its community’s expectations through excellence in public safety and service; to be a trusted and respected public safety leader, committed to ensuring the safest community possible through service, collaboration and innovation.
Technically, the NCFPD is what is known as a “Special District”; this is a form of local government created by a community to meet specific needs that are not being supplied by existing general purpose governments, such as cities or counties. Besides fire protection, this form of government provides such resources and services as sewage, water, pest abatement management, and more.
Most Special Districts, including the NCFPD, are governed by an independent Board of Directors, who are elected by registered voters within the District’s jurisdiction. Special Districts CANNOT create, or raise, taxes without the consent of voters throughout the District’s jurisdiction.