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Fire Chief's Message

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A Message from Fire Chief Ned Vander Pol

It is a privilege to be appointed as the Fire Chief of the Vista Fire Department.  The Vista Fire Department is comprised of 94 professional and dedicated individuals who work together to provide safety and service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Vista.  Our core values of wellness, integrity, professionalism, unity and leadership guide our decision making and the Fire Department’s mission statement ensures our commitment to the community.

The men and women of the fire department are the core of our operation and it is through their daily efforts we are able to provide exceptional service to the public.  We are dedicated to responding promptly to each call for service and working proactively to prevent fires, and to minimize the impacts of tragedies and disasters.  Each day our fire personnel are responding to incidents, completing inspections, preparing for disasters, training to improve, sharing public education and providing numerous support functions.Ned Vander Pol Vista Fire Chief

Thank you for your continued support of the Vista Fire Department.  We appreciate and acknowledge your confidence and trust in each of us and we take our responsibility seriously, knowing that our actions impact the lives and safety of each of you.

Please reach out to us if we can be of any assistance.  We are happy to say hello, provide a fire engine tour, or give insight on disaster preparedness. 

Ned Vander Pol
Fire Chief