Someone I know was transported to the hospital by Lakeside Fire Protection District. Which hospital did they go to?
Due to privacy regulations, we are unable to provide destination information. You can reach out to the hospitals listed below to see if they received the patient.
- Sharp Grossmont Hospital: (619) 740-6000
- Sharp Memorial Hospital: (858) 939-3400
- Alvarado Hospital Medical Center: (619) 287-3270
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla: (858) 626-4123
- Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego: (619) 294-8111
- Rady Children's Hospital: (619) 576-1700
- Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center: (858) 266-5000
- Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center: (619) 528-5000
- UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest: (858) 657-7000
I see or smell smoke. What should I do?
Dial 9-1-1 immediately. A fire engine will be dispatched to the location and investigate the source of the smoke.
What are the District’s office hours?
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: Appointments Only
Closed on most major holidays
What is the District’s office address?
12216 Lakeside Ave.
Lakeside, CA 92040
How can I attend a board meeting?
The board meets regularly, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Fire Administration building. For more information, visit the Board of Directors page.
Who do I contact for questions about my ambulance bill?
For billing questions or to request a copy of an ambulance bill, please contact:
R1 RCM, Inc
401 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 901-9122
For ambulance transports prior to January 1st of 2020, please use the contact information below.
Wittman Enterprises, LLC
P.O. Box 269110
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (855) 611-0056
How do I schedule a station tour, school visit or community event?
You can request a station tour, school visit or community event on our Meet Your Firefighters page. There may be some restrictions with dates, so please be flexible with your request.
Where do I take my building or sprinkler plans to have them checked?
All building and sprinkler plans are handled by the San Diego County Fire Authority.
5510 Overland Ave., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92123
Kelly Gaffrey: (858) 694-3000
My neighbor’s property is a fire hazard. What should I do?
You must submit a Fire Hazard Complaint form with the District to report the fire hazard. The District will inspect the property and give notice to the property owner if found to be non-compliant with local ordinance.
What are the rules for burn permits?
- The area for burning must have thirty (30) feet of clearance to bare mineral soil from any combustibles.
- An adult, with hand tools (shovel, rake, etc...) and a hose connected to a reliable water supply capable of completely encircling the burn area must be present at all times.
- You must have a working telephone number so we can contact you if the burning regulations change during the time of your permit.
- Burn piles must be completely extinguished at the end of the burn period each day. A burn pile is considered completely extinguished when the pile is cold to the touch.
- Outdoor residential waste burning is not allowed. For more information, please visit the Outdoor Residential Waste Burning page from the California Air Resources Board.
Winter Preparedness Period Regulations
- The burn pile size cannot be greater than 10' x 10' x 4' high.
- Burn permits are valid for 30 days. There are no renewals.
- Burning hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Declared Fire Season Regulations
- The burn pile size cannot be greater than 4' x 4' x 2' high.
- Burn permits are valid for 15 days. There are no renewals.
- Burning hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
How do I know which days I can burn on?
Once a burn permit is obtained, you can contact the San Diego Air Pollution Control District at (858) 586-2800 (select option 3) to see if permissive burns are allowed that day.
How do I obtain a burn permit and is there a fee?
Burn permits are issued from Lakeside Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE fire stations. Please contact Administration at (619) 390-2350 for the phone number of the fire station that issues burn permits in your area.
Why does the fire engine also respond to medical emergencies with the ambulance?
Both fire engines and ambulances have paramedics staffed on them. The closest available fire engine and ambulance are simultaneously dispatched to every medical emergency to provide residents with the highest level of care as quickly as possible.
How do I contact a Lakeside Fire Protection District firefighter?
We will pass along messages to our firefighters for district business matters only. Please visit our Contact Us page to submit your message.
A fire engine was in our neighborhood. Can I find out why?
The reports for most medical emergency incidents are confidential; however, fire or hazard incidents are public record and a report can be purchased at the Fire Administration building during normal business hours. For more information, visit the Public Records Request page.