Welcome - Chief's Message

Welcome to the Escondido Fire Department's website!

This website has been designed to provide you with information about the department and the way it operates, valuable tips on how to prevent fires and protect yourself in a variety of life and property-threatening situations, and forms, documents and contacts to assist you with any business you may have with the Fire Department.

As the Fire Chief, I am honored to serve and represent the men and women who respond to emergencies, conduct inspections, review development plans, prepare for emergencies and disasters, and provide administrative support. We have an amazing team of trained and experienced professionals who work together daily to meet the needs of our community.

Our mission is to serve the public and safeguard the community from the impact of fire, medical, and environmental emergencies through education, emergency services, and enforcement. The Escondido Fire Department has four core values: duty, honor, courage, and pride. We are so passionate about our values that they are printed on the logo on our fire apparatus doors and embedded in the lobby floor of our newest fire stations. We do this as a constant reminder of who we are and what we collectively embrace as our purpose. 

Our motto is "Legendary Service" and our firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, dispatchers and support personnel strive every day to set the standard for excellence.


Rick Vogt
Fire Chief