Letter From the Fire Chief

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IMG_1193On behalf of the 84 professional men and women that serve the residents of the City of Vista and the Vista Fire Protection District, I welcome you to the Vista Fire Department web page. Here you will find both statistical as well as anecdotal information regarding the department. The City of Vista Fire Department is a full service fire department providing services ranging from fire prevention and suppression, to emergency medical services, to technical rescue and hazardous materials mitigation.

Operating from 6 strategically located stations, the Vista Fire Department provides the highest quality of service to both residents and visitors. We responded to over 13,300 calls last year, making Vista Fire Department one of the busiest departments in North County.

On our site you will see our community driven Strategic Plan. This five year plan was developed in 2015 with input from community members and leaders to establish priorities and guide the Fire Department’s Mission, Vision, and Values.  The Vista Fire Department’s Mission is:

The Vista Fire Department is committed to ensuring the safety and maintaining the trust of our community, by providing professional service through teamwork and integrity.

In August 2010 the department became the first civilian Accredited Agency in San Diego County through the Commission of Fire Accreditation International. There are only 17 civilian accredited fire departments in the state and 217 in the nation. The department completed a rigorous re-examination process in late 2015, and was awarded reaccreditation status by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in March of 2016. 

Since 1927, the members of the Vista Fire Department have been there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, responding to all types of emergencies to keep the community and its members safe. We continue these traditions today and strive for continuous improvement in all that we do to provide the best possible services to our community. 

I hope you find this page easy to navigate and that you come away with a sense of what the Vista Fire Department is about. As always, if you see ways we can make your experience here on our page better, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting any of the members of the department.  

In Safety,
Fire Chief, Jeff Hahn