North County Fire to host Coffee with the Chief Sept. 14

FALLBROOK – The North County Fire Protection District will be hosting a Coffee with the Chief and firehouse 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Station 1, 315 E. Ivy St.

Chief Stephen Abbott will lead a discussion about the district’s six-month consolidation study aiming to run operations more efficiently and provide better staffing coverage to the community. Afterward, he will take residents on a tour of the firehouse facilities.

North County Fire Protection District operates six fire stations, five of which are staffed by full-time by career personnel. The district provides fire and emergency medical services for about 50,000 residents over 92 square miles in Bonsall, De Luz, Fallbrook and Rainbow.

The district ran about 5,800 calls for service in 2016 and has experienced a 19 percent call volume increase over the last couple of years compared to 2014, according to district data.

For more information about the tour and meeting, call Loren Stephen-Porter at (760) 723-2012 or [email protected].​

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