Pala Fire Department

The Pala Fire Department was established in 1978 with two firefighters working 40 hours a week and staffing a 300-gallon quick attack unit. In 1980, a volunteer program was formed, eventually evolving into a full-time fire department operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pala Fire TruckToday, there are 30 full-time suppression personnel (Chief, Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, Six Captains, Six Engineers and 15 firefighters) and 15 reserve firefighters. The department's equipment consists of a 100-foot Ladder Truck, Type One Structure Engine, and a Type Three Brush Engine, two Water Tenders, three Chief vehicles and one utility pickup.

As Tribal members return to the reservation and the rapid construction of new homes increases, so does the fire department's responsibility. Professionalism is of the utmost importance for the Pala Fire Department. The department maintains California State Fire Marshal certification status from the firefighter to the Chief Officer. The education of the department is extended to the public by means of lectures, school programs, door-to-door notices and the newly developed newsletter.

The Pala Fire Department covers an area of 20-1/2 square miles, consisting of 13,315 acres and a population of 650 people. The average call volume is around 600 to 700 calls per year. The fire department has established mutual and automatic aid agreements with the surrounding fire departments such as California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, North County Fire, Rincon Reservation Fire Department, Pechanga Fire Department and Valley Center Fire Protection District.

In 2008, the Pala Fire Department completed construction of a $9 million Fire Station facility including a two-story building housing administration, sleeping quarters and six bay garages for a total of 23,000 square feet. There is also a training classroom that can be utilized as an Emergency Operation Center during an unexpected event, and a four-story Training Tower with live fire burn rooms. The Pala Fire Department credits the support of the Tribal Community and Tribal Councils for its success.

8th Annual Honoring Traditions PowWow

Pala, California
Free to the Public
August 28-30, 2015

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Upcoming Events
8th Annual Honoring Traditions Powwow Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 — Pala, CA
9/11 Memorial Hill Climb of Monserate Mountain Sep 12, 2015 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
7th Annual English Motors of Fairbrook Car Show Sep 27, 2015 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Fairbrook Farms on South Mission Road in Fallbrook
10th Annual Fire Prevention Open House Oct 03, 2015 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Pala Fire Station
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