San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

Fire Department

Our Mission

The San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of public services for our community.

We are proud to serve the San Pasqual Indian Reservation and surrounding communities, and we respect the customs and traditions of all the people we care for.

We strive to provide quality service by protecting lives and property through fire suppression, emergency transportation responses, special rescue responses, fire prevention and public education.

We are grateful and proud to be part of this community and will continue to do our best for all we serve. 

Our History

The San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department was establishes in 1998. As of July 01 2011, the fire department has 27 paid personnel. The fire department at this time has a 2004 Type I HME Engine with 1000 gallon capacity, and a 1998 Type II International with a 500 gallon capacity. Also on staff, a Type I and Type III reserve Engine and two command vehicles. A 100 foot Smeal Tractor Driven Aerial truck has been put into service November of 2010. As the San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department, we are dedicated to Fire Prevention, Life Safety and Training. We are proud to serve the San Pasqual Indian Reservation and surrounding communities, and we respect the ways and traditions of all the people we care for. We are grateful and proud to be part of this community and will continue to do our best for all we serve. The communities of Valley Center, Rincon, Pauma Valley, Mesa Grande, Palomar Mountain and CAL FIRE San Diego Unit are all surrounding communities with paid and volunteer fire departments. Since the late 1990’s the Fire Departments of these surrounding communities have worked together in times of emergency to provide citizens of North San Diego County with fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. Through these collaborations the need for standardized and accessible training was identified. It was also during this time that the fire service training in general is becoming more standardized.

In 2006 the San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department has developed a Local Fire Academy with the intentions of training and developing community members in preparation of acquiring a job in the fire service. We are dedicated to providing quality training in a professional environment with a goal of becoming the first Native American Accredited Fire Academy in the county. The fire Academy will be a platform for Native Americans across the nation and locally to learn fire department traditions. A Custom and Traditions class teaches native and non-native participants the customs and traditions of the Native American populations. The Fire Academy program has the full commitment of the tribal members and with the support of the tribal board a full scale state-of-the-art training facility is being developed.

Fire Academy

The San Pasqual Reservation Fire Academy is a California State Fire Marshal Accredited Academy. Fore more information please click the following link: San Pasqual Reservation Fire Academy

Fire Department Contact Information & Personnel

P.O. Box 365
16460 Kumeyaay Way
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-7542 

Harold L. Rodriguez
Fire Chief
Kenneth Yarger
Fire Chief
Nick Alvarado Nick Alvarado
Fire Captain
Captain Julian Clay Julian Clay
Fire Captain 

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Paul Martinez
Fire Captain
Engineer Gene Jose
Gene Jose
Engineer 

Daniel Martinez
Fire Captain
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Richard Vance
Fire Captain

Adelaide Campoverde
Engineer
FF Julian Alvarado
Julian Alvarado
Engineer
FF Matthew Alvarado Mathew Alvarado
Firefighter
FF Todd Baham
Todd Baham
Firefighter
FF Nicholas Cortez
Nick Cortez
Firefighter
FF Johnny Perez Johnny Perez
Firefighter
 
Javier Ramirez Firefighter  FF Joey Morales Joseph Morales,  Firefighter
FF Andy Quintanilla
Andy Quintanilla
Firefighter
FF Elizabeth Scott
Elizabeth Scott
Firefighter
Ff Michael Vargas
Mike Vargas
Firefighter
FF Ruby Zwicker Ruby Zwicker Firefighter  


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