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Fire Divisions

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  • Responsible for emergency medical services (EMS), fire suppression, rescue, hazardous conditions, and all other emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  • Consists of nine fire stations located in all of the city's major regions.
  • Types of responses: 85% are medical, 10% are firefighting, and 5% are hazardous materials, rescues, and public assistance.
  • Fleet Equipment:
    • Triple combination engine composed of a water pump, a water tank, and a full complement of hoses
    • Aerial ladder specializing in rescue and ventilation operations
    • Command vehicles for the department chiefs
    • Special Equipment: Wildland brush apparatus for brush fire response within City limits and heavy rescue/light & air apparatus for support and rescue operations



  • Adopts and enforces codes and ordinances relative to fire and life safety issues Coordinates the inspection of commercial buildings & enforces hazardous materials regulations.
  • Involved with development projects impacting fire protection services
  • Conducts new construction inspections, fire safety inspections, and State Fire Marshal-required inspections
  • Reviews all architectural blue prints, development plans, and proposals submitted to the City of Chula Vista to meet the fire protection requirement.
  • Conducts an inventory program of hazardous materials stored, handled, and used within the City of Chula Vista and conducts Fire Code inspections to reduce risks associated with the use of hazardous materials in the community
  • Investigates fires to determine their cause, prepares arson cases for the district attorney, and initiates actions to recover costs for negligently caused fires.
  • Develops and maintains a fire-safe corridor between the wild-land and community developments through fuel modifications and inspections.



Provide effective and realistic training for all personnel based on fire service standards, information analysis, and emergency response demands. The Training Division's goal is to provide valuable training before a firefighter is presented with the many different types of emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Some of these training topics include:

  • Academy Training for new employees
  • Incident Command and Control
  • Structural, Vehicle, and Wildland Firefighting
  • Fire Investigation and Hazardous Materials
  • High Angle, Confined Space, Trench, and Vehicle Rescue
  • Building Collapse
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, Mitigation
  • Emergency Medical Training, includes Defibrillator and Combitube
  • Report Writing and Software training
  • Employee Developmental and Promotional Training
  • Wellness Program
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