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The year in review for North County Fire

Keith McReynolds

Fire Chief

North County Fire Protection District

On behalf of the members of the North County Fire Protection District, greetings! The year 2023 brought service expansion opportunities and progress to our fire district.

We completed the renovation at Fire Station #2 on Winterwarm Drive, began designing the renovation of our Fire Station #3 on Rainbow Valley Boulevard, and began the planning for a full replacement of our Fire Station #4 on Pala Mesa Drive.

We are also currently conducting renovation work and maintenance on our Fire Administration building on Main Avenue. Addressing our facility needs is a top priority identified in our 5-Year Strategic Plan and I am proud that we are making appreciable progress.

We are on track to end 2023 with over 7,000 calls for service. In addition to more medical aid calls, we had an increase in working structure fires. As our regional population continues to grow so does the need to expand services to meet those service demands.

Looking forward, February 2024 will see the addition of a fourth district paramedic ambulance, with the addition of a firefighter/paramedic squad joining our response force later in the year.

We are hoping to begin construction on Fire Station #3 in spring 2024, and Fire Station #4 around this time next year. None of this would be possible without the incredibly loyal people who work hard to make our organization so successful. Their commitment to our agency and this community is truly something special.

It is an honor for me to serve as your Fire Chief. Together we continue to make the North County Fire Protection District and the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, and Rainbow a safe, healthy, and resilient place to live and thrive.

On behalf of the McReynolds family and the membership of the North County Fire Protection District, I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

 

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