On January 1, 2010, the Cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove entered into a joint exercise of powers agreement for management and delivery of fire protection and emergency medical services. This management team is known as Heartland Fire & Rescue. For more information visit our administration section.
The La Mesa Fire Department provides services to educate citizens and reduce the loss of life and property due to fire or other emergencies through assertive fire prevention along with prompt, efficient, effective response to all calls for service. The La Mesa Fire Department is a contributing member of the community, actively reaching out to all citizens to enhance the quality of life through public safety education and awareness.