Fire Department

2019 Fuel Reduction Program and Home Inspections

To identify and reduce the threat of vegetation fires, the Del Mar Fire Department inspects all homes along the Wildland-Urban Interface -- where flammable vegetation meets man-made structures. While inspections are mandatory along the WUI, any resident can request a property inspection by calling 858-755-1522. Open the WUI Inspection Notice (PDF).

The City encourages residents to remove hazardous vegetation and dead limbs from their property. As part of the 2019 Fuel Reduction Program (PDF), the City is offering free vegetation pickup between July 22 and Aug. 5. To order disposal bins, call 800-386-7783 before July 19.

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About the Del Mar Fire Department

The Del Mar Fire Department includes nine full-time staff (three captains, three fire engineers, and three firefighters/paramedics). The department is equipped with one front-line fire engine, one rescue unit and one reserve fire engine. Headquarters are located on the southeast corner of the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2200 Jimmy Durante Boulevard.

Service Area

The Del Mar Fire Department provides emergency services to nearly 5,000 full-time residents as well as more than 3 million annual visitors to the fairgrounds. The service area covers more than 2.5 square miles and includes more than 1,600 structures.

Responsibilities

The department is responsible for fire suppression and protection and emergency medical services and responds to vehicle accidents, rescue and hazardous materials incidents. In addition to serving the City of Del Mar, the department provides mutual aid to Solana Beach, Encinitas and portions of the City of San Diego. The Del Mar Fire Department contracts with the City of Encinitas for management services.

Radio System

The Fire Department utilizes an integrated 800 MHz radio system and contracts with the Rancho Santa Fe Regional Dispatch Agency for 24-hour dispatch services. Other agencies and departments on the system include the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Del Mar’s Public Works and Lifeguard departments.

Fire Prevention & Education

The department’s fire prevention and education program provides inspections for all hotels, motels, restaurants and new businesses to assure fire and safety compliance. The department reviews all commercial building plans for fire code compliance. The department also provides free fire prevention inspections for residential property. Classes and demonstrations on safety and disaster preparedness are offered regularly.

Mission

The Del Mar Fire Department is committed to providing emergency services, fire prevention, and education in a prompt, professional, and compassionate manner.

Our foremost goal is the preservation of life and property.