About the Chula Vista Fire Department
Chula Vista Fire Department began in 1921 and has since grown to
over 120 employees. Their mission is to protect life and property within
the City's 52 square mile area. The majority of the Fire Department's
personnel are sworn professional firefighters, with the remaining
staff providing administrative and fire prevention services and activities.
The Fire Department provides a multitude of services for the community including:
- Fire Protection
- Rescue Services
- Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Inspections
- Plan Checking
- Disaster Preparedness
- Public Education
- Hazardous Materials Response
During a typical 24-hour shift there are thirty six line firefighters
and two Battalion Chiefs on constant duty spread among the City's
nine fire stations. Each station has a Captain, Engineer, and one
Firefighter; Fire Station 3 has one additional Firefighter to staff a Heavy Rescue truck; Fire Stations 1 and 7 have one additional Captain, Engineer,
and two Firefighters to staff a ladder truck.
The Chula Vista Fire Department’s medical transport is provided
a contract with American Medical Response.