Established in 1963, the Lakeside Fire Protection District (LFPD) has continued to be an ever-evolving organization focused on providing quality services. The District serves a population of approximately 62,000 residents. The District’s coverage area is comprised of the California communities of Lakeside, Johnstown, Blossom Valley, Flinn Springs, Pepper Drive, Eucalyptus Hills, Wildcat Canyon, and other areas of unincorporated El Cajon. All of these are set within the unincorporated area of San Diego County.
The service area of LFPD is mainly residential, but also has a mix of commercial, light industrial, and rural-agricultural properties. There are also two major transportation corridors that bisect the District and a significant wildland-urban interface area for which the District considers, prepares, and deploys its resources.
The proactivity of the Lakeside Fire Protection District is proven by its rich history. The LFPD was the original participant in the Heartland Mutual Aid Pact and still boasts the longest-running transport paramedic ambulance program in San Diego County. The District has embraced the needs of its community by also hosting programs that focus on quality community outcomes. Beyond the traditional services provided, the District also has a Reserve Firefighter program, a Logistics Volunteer Group, and a Community Emergency Response Team that round out the performance of the Lakeside Fire Protection District.
Today, the District remembers its history and remains committed to protecting the lives, property, and environment of its communities and providing compassionate customer service. The Lakeside Fire Protection District continues to deliver proactive, all-hazards, public safety services to the public from four stations that are located strategically throughout the 50.5 square miles of the District.