The Ramona Fire Department is a cooperative agreement between the California Department of Forestry and the Ramona Water District covering over 75 square miles of the Ramona service boundary, the largest unincorporated area in San Diego County serving an estimated 40,000 residents with 3 Fire Stations.
In 1981, the Ramona Fire District was consolidated into the Ramona Municipal Water District. As fire service needs became more sophisticated and costly, the District sought a more economic method of providing fire protection services at an affordable cost to the community. The option chosen was to enter into a contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) to provide fire/paramedic personnel to the District.
The Fire Department provides a variety of service including:
- Fire suppression
- Emergency medical services
- Fire prevention
- Vegetation management
- Public education
- Emergency preparedness
The Ramona Fire Department has an ISO rating 4/9