Department Overview

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Our Services

Doorway 2The Santee Fire Department is a full-service department responsive to the City of Santee which covers an area of 16.5 square miles and a population of approximately 58,000 residents.

The Department protects an extremely diverse community consisting of large areas of residential development, commercial/retail centers, office buildings, and industrial parks. Santee Fire Department protects and manages several thousand acres of wildland and wildland urban interface lands.

With an ISO Rating 2, Santee Fire Department provides a variety of top-notch first responder services to the community, including:

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  • Rescue
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire prevention services
  • Vegetation management
  • Public education
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Trauma support


Emergency Resources

The Fire Department currently has two (2) fire stations and fire administration building. The Department operates the following emergency resources on a daily basis:

  • 2 – Fire Stations Station 4
  • 3 – Paramedic assessment engine companies
  • 1 – Paramedic assessment truck company
  • 2 – Paramedic transport ambulances (24 hour units)
  • 1 – Shift Battalion Chief


SFD Organization 

The Department is organized into three divisions:

  • Administrative: Finance, human resources, professional standards, information management, fleet and facilities support, grants, special programs and EMS billing.
  • Emergency Services: Incident response operations, training and safety, emergency medical services, emergency preparedness, communications and special operations.
  • Fire Prevention: Plan review, business inspections, public education, vegetation management, fire investigation, community programs, water supply and pre-fire planning.