The Rincon Fire Department, station 64, was opened for service on April 3rd, 2006.
The 13,000 sq. ft. facility was built in response to the growing need for fire protection
and the newly constructed Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort. The Rincon Reservation
is made up of 3,918 acres, with a population of approximatley 1,495 residents,
and a tribal membership of approximately 651 individuals.
The facility was built in three sections. The crew quarters contains 10 bedrooms,
5 restrooms, an office, 2 locker rooms, a workout facility, kitchen, and day room.
The second section is the four bay apparatus garage, small workshop, and janitorial storage.
The third section is the administration section, this consists of a Fire Chief's office,
Inter-Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation office, training classroom,
a San Diego County Sheriff's office, and a lobby area.
Today the Rincon Fire Department consists of 21 full time personnel,
and additional part time reserve firefighter's staffing three shifts of 8-10
personnel 24 hours a day. Staffing covers Medic Engine 6411, Medic 6495 and Truck 6471.
Truck 6471 will cross staff Brush 6460 during regular day to day operations.
During fire season or special circumstances, additional staffing may be requested to
staff all three apparatus. Rincon Fire Department is an ALS (Advanced Life Support)
provider, meaning at least one member on each apparatus is licensed as a paramedic.
Rincon Fire apparatus are dispached to a yearly average of 900 calls through
Cal Fire's Monte Vista Emergency Communication Center (ECC). Being dispached
through Monte Vista is very beneficial to the Rincon Reservation due to the
fact the agencies bordering the reservation are also dispached through Cal Fire's ECC,
and have automatic aid agreements. These agencies include Cal Fire,
Valley Center Fire Protection District, Pauma Reservation Fire Department,
San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department and Pala Fire Department.