San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District is one of the largest Fire Districts in San Diego County, formed on July 1, 1988 through a merger of the Spring Valley and Grossmont/Mt. Helix Fire Protection Districts, and again on July 3, 2008 with the East County Fire Protection District. Operating on a projected budget of $21,512,800 for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 and serving approximately 134,000 residents in the communities of Bostonia, Casa de Oro, Crest, Grossmont/Mt. Helix, La Presa, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley and the unincorporated areas of El Cajon and La Mesa.
San Miguel’s 80 full-time employees provide suppression, prevention and emergency medical services. In 2019, our suppression force responded to over 13,000 fire and medical-related emergencies.
Crews respond to a wide variety of calls covering various commercial and industrial operations, single-family residences, large multi-unit apartments and condominium projects, and an extensive urban/wildland interface area.
The Fire Suppression/Operations Division consists of all firefighter personnel who staff the District’s eight stations and respond to all 9-1-1 calls. There are three platoons or “shifts” consisting of three people per unit, per station, and one Battalion Chief on duty, totaling 25-staffed positions per 24-hour day.
All three platoons rotate duty coverage throughout the year resulting in 24-hour shifts calculated into a 56-hour work week. Each fire unit consists of a Firefighter Paramedic, Apparatus Engineer, and Fire Captain.
Crews are responsible for responding to and mitigating a wide variety of hazardous situations not limited to Emergency Medical, Structural and Wildland Fires, Automobile Collisions, Natural Disasters, Rescues, Hazardous Materials, Terrorist Events, and Swiftwater Emergencies.