Lakeside Fire District | Divisions & Programs
The Operations Division is comprised of three platoons of firefighters alternating 24-hour duty shifts to provide continual, 24-hour per day, year-round service. Operations Division personnel operate out of four fire stations staffing four paramedic engine companies, one rescue company, one brush engine, and two advanced life support paramedic ambulances. Lakeside firefighters respond to over 8000 incidents annually including fires, medical emergencies, traffic collisions, rescues, and a wide variety of other requests for service.
The fire chief and administrative staff operate out of the Lakeside fire administration office at 12216 Lakeside Ave. Administrative personnel are responsible for establishing policy, planning operations, controlling budget, managing expenditures, supplies, facilities, and personnel, evaluating operational effectiveness, and implementing improvements. The division continually focuses upon the department’s effectiveness in managing the district’s fire protection delivery system in order to minimize loss of life, property, personal injury and environmental damage from fire, accident, medical, and hazard related emergencies.
The Emergency Medical Services Division provides oversight and administration of the district’s paramedic program ensuring the provision of the high-quality advance life support (ALS) services that district firefighters have been continuously providing since 1975. In addition to the four ALS (paramedic) first responder engine companies, the district also operates two Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) transport ambulances.
The Training Division provides initial and ongoing training for all department operations personnel.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training program. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference.
For more information about Lakeside CERT , CLICK HERE.
LOGISTICS VOLUNTEER GROUP (LVG)
The Lakeside Fire District Logistics Volunteer Group is an age-50-and-over volunteer program whose members assist firefighters and district staffers with those district functions specific to logistics. The Logistics Section’s efforts are directed to supporting operations personnel (firefighters) with supply chain management, transportation of equipment and personnel, and many other logistics functions such as incident support.
For more information about Lakeside LVG , CLICK HERE.
SAFELY SURRENDERED BABY
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows parents to drop off their baby to any fire station or hospital emergency room without fear of prosecution.
No Questions Asked, Guaranteed Confidentiality,
7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
The purpose of the Safely Surrender Baby Law is to protect babies from being abandoned by their parents and potentially being hurt or killed. You have seen the televised tragic stories of babies left in dumpsters, alleys, public bathrooms and other places. The parents who committed these acts may have been under severe emotional distress. The mothers may have hidden their pregnancy, fearful of what would happen if their families found out. Because they were afraid and had nowhere to turn for help, they abandoned their infants. Abandoning the child is dangerous, illegal and tragically results in the baby’s death. Because of the Safely Surrendered Baby Law, this tragedy doesn’t ever have to happen in California again!
For more information, CLICK HERE.
SMOKE ALARM PROGRAM
In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household. This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape.
The Lakeside Fire Protection District is an active participant in the Senior Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Program. The smoke alarms are provided to the fire district by the Burn Institute. LVG volunteers will install the smoke alarms. If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please contact our administrative office at 619-390-2350. And remember, “Smoke Alarms Save Lives.”