On January 1, 2010, the Cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove entered into a joint exercise of powers agreement for the management and delivery of fire protection and emergency medical services. This management team is known as Heartland Fire & Rescue.
The management team includes a fire chief, three deputy fire chiefs, two-division chiefs, five battalion chiefs, and four support staff.
This unique cooperative fire services agreement provides cost containment opportunities, maintains local control, ensures a high level of fire and emergency medical services delivery, and maximizes resource utilization.
This cooperative service manages eight fire stations, nine engine companies, two truck companies, 1 squad, and one battalion chief. The joint powers agreement serves a population of 180,000 and responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service each year.
Heartland Firefighters of Lemon Grove Local 2728 is proud to be a part of an organization committed to excellence.