Fire Chief Mike SteinOn behalf of the 100 outstanding men and women who ARE the Fire Department for the Cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar, I would like to welcome you to our website! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are here when you need us… every minute of every day.  As a community based organization, our motto of “Committed to Excellence, Focused on Community” exemplifies our unwavering dedication and commitment in providing the highest level of service to our residents, businesses, and visitors.

In 2009, the cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar entered into a cooperative management services agreement whereby a single management team provides the management functions for each city’s fire department.  This includes the day to day management of fire department operations, training, support services, administration, disaster preparedness and fire prevention activities.  This management team also oversees the City of Encinitas Marine Safety Division (beach lifeguard services).  The goal of this agreement is to provide better service for every tax dollar spent by taking advantage of organizational efficiencies.  The result has been improved efficiency, an increased level of service at an overall cost savings for all three cities.

It is a privilege to lead this progressive, well-trained, community-driven organization.  Every day, our members have the opportunity to make someone else’s day better.  We value that opportunity.  My pledge to you is that we will deliver our services in line with our Value Statement, “Compassion, Courage, and Commitment with P.R.I.D.E.”

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence

Thank you again for visiting our website.  Please feel free to contact us anytime with suggestions on how we may be able to improve your experience with us.

Yours in Service,

Mike Stein
Fire Chief


Del Mar Fire Department
Encinitas Fire & Marine Safety Department
Solana Beach Fire Department