Preparedness Guide

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Smoke Alarms

Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?

 If you cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or are physically unable to install a smoke alarm, the Red Cross may be able to help.

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Escondido Fire Department

The Escondido Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the citizens of Escondido and Rincon del Diablo Fire Protection District.

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Escondido Fire Department

Fire Administration offices are located at the Police and Fire Headquarters at 1163 North Centre City Parkway.

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Escondido Fire Department

75% of structure fires occur in the home. Most of these fires could have been prevented.

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Escondido Fire Department

The CERT Program teaches community members to become better prepared for emergencies.

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Escondido Fire Department

The Escondido Fire Department Explorer Post is open to youth ages 15–21 years.

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Interested in a Paramedic Position?

The Escondido Fire Department is hiring entry level Paramedics to deliver Emergency Medical Services in a Fire Department setting, with the opportunity to promote to Firefighter/Paramedic. Our experienced, trained and dedicated team wants to help mentor and guide you in your career.

Register for Reverse 9‐1‐1

No one can predict where they will be when disaster strikes. Will you be at home when the call to evacuate is given?

Cell phones and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone are not part of the Reverse 9-1-1 system.

Register your cell phone, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone, and email address with AlertSanDiego, the county’s reverse 9-1-1 notification system. Listed and unlisted landline phone numbers are already included in the Reverse 9-1-1 database and do not need to be registered.

By registering your cell phone with AlertSanDiego you can receive important disaster information about your home or work anywhere you have cell phone service.

For residents of San Diego County who are deaf, blind, and hard of hearing you may sign up for Accessible AlertSanDiego.  Accessible AlertSanDiego sends emergency alerts and information to internet and video capable devices such as computers, cell phones, smart phones, tablet computers, and wireless Braille readers.  These alerts are offered in American Sign Language (ASL) with English voice and text.

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Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance.

Through more than 400,000 annual connections, 2-1-1 serves as the region’s primary connection to more than 6,000 community, health and disaster support services.Callers are linked to trained representatives who navigate the individual through situations. The callers’ needs are assessed and then matched to the best and closest resource in their community. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 200 languages and dialects. In addition, 2-1-1 San Diego’s website contains information on the available health and human service programs to help connect individuals, families, children and seniors, and military and veterans to a wide range of immediate resources. Dial 2-1-1 or go to or find services using the search widget. They are here to help.

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Contact Numbers

Emergency 9-1-1
Administration 760-839-5400
CERT 760-839-5406
Public Education 760-839-5420
Weed Abatement 760-839-6230

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