Public Safety

County Adopts Five-Year Plan for Fire Authority

In its first five years, the San Diego County Fire Authority has been busy working to improve fire protection and emergency medical services in the backcountry.


To make sure the improvements continue, on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the Fire Master Plan. The comprehensive document is designed to help County leadership, fire agencies and residents understand the Fire Authority’s current scope, its future direction and what it needs to be effective for five more years.

Formed in 2008, the Fire Authority provides support to 15 rural fire agencies, including nine volunteer stations, and extends round-the-clock protection to 1.5 million acres in the unincorporated county that previously had part-time or on-call emergency service.

View the plan here