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Fire Department Overview
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.
Visit us at Heartland Fire & Rescue.
La Mesa Stations
The City of La Mesa Fire Department consists of three stations housing three engine companies:
Paramedics & Other Positions
Paramedic medical transport services are provided by a private contractor through American Medical Response.
The Fire Department's budget is divided into six divisions:
- Fire Prevention
- Emergency Preparedness
- Emergency Medical Services
- Heartland Fire & Rescue JPA
We do not cover Mt. Helix or the unincorporated areas of La Mesa. Please contact CAL FIRE , San Miguel Fire or County of San Diego.
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.