By Criss Brainard, Fire Chief
July 10, 2019 (Spring Valley) - The San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District invites residents to attend a ceremonial “roll-in” to start the service life of two new fire engines. The ceremony will take place at San Miguel Station 16 on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00 am.
San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of two new Pierce Fire Engines in April of 2018. Now, a little over a year later, the engines have been built, outfitted, and are ready for service.
San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District is the largest Fire District in San Diego County serving approximately 134,000 residents in the communities of Bostonia, Casa de Oro, Crest, Grossmont/Mt. Helix, La Presa, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley and the unincorporated areas of El Cajon and La Mesa.
San Miguel’s 85 full-time employees provide suppression, prevention and emergency medical services responding to over 12,000 fire and medical-related emergencies in 2018.
Crews respond to a wide variety of calls covering various commercial and industrial operations, single-family residences, large multi-unit apartments and condominium projects, and an extensive urban/wildland interface area. The two new engines are being assigned to San Miguel’s busiest stations – Station 14 on Helix Street (Casa de Oro) and Station 16 (La Presa) on Gillespie Drive, both in Spring Valley, CA.
San Miguel Station 16 is located at 905 Gillespie Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977. For more information, call San Miguel District Headquarters at (619) 670-0500.