Fire Administration

The Department’s administrative offices and Fire Prevention Division are located with other city offices at the Encinitas Civic Center. The administrative division is comprised of six full time employees, the Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief, a Senior Management Analyst, a Management Analyst, an Administrative Support Coordinator, and a Program Assistant (funded as part of the Cooperative Fire Management Services Agreement) that provide management, direction, and administrative support for the entire department, conduct long-range planning, prepare the budget, provide fiscal analysis of department activities and pursue grants to purchase needed equipment and fund educational programs. In addition, the Fire Administration division is responsible for managing the city’s emergency management/disaster preparedness program and conducting emergency planning. The Department’s Lifeguard Captain also works in the administrative offices.

Joint Strategic Work Plan

In October 2009, the cities of Encinitas, Del Mar, and Solana Beach entered into a Cooperative Fire Management Services Agreement. Through this agreement, Encinitas and Solana Beach senior fire staff provide operational oversight for the Encinitas, Del Mar, and Solana Beach Fire Departments. Duties include supervising fire suppression operations and emergency medical services by on shift Battalion Chiefs; emergency management; fire prevention activities; purchasing of materials, supplies, and fire equipment; management of services contracts; and administrative functions.

This Joint Strategic Work Plan is a blueprint for how the Departments will respond to a variety of challenges and changing priorities in the next two years.


To be regarded as dependable, responsible role models in the communities and recognized as leaders in all aspects of our profession.

Mission and Values

To proudly serve the communities by providing the highest quality emergency services with:

P   Professionalism. Adhere to the highest standards of our profession.
R   Respect. Value each other’s contribution and promote teamwork, open communication and participatory decision-making throughout the organizations.
I    Integrity. Keep the public’s trust by conducting ourselves in an honest, ethical manner at all times.
D   Dedication. Be accountable to each other and those we serve.
E   Excellence. Provide a superior level of service to our customers.
We are devoted to duty and committed to protecting lives, property and the environment with compassion and dedication to excellence.