Fire Chief Rick Robinson

A Message from the Fire Chief

It is my most sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Oceanside Fire Department web page. I invite you to take some time to browse the site. We have tried to provide you information that will be of assistance in making you and your family better prepared for emergency situations. As always, should you experience an emergency which requires assistance, we will respond promptly to your 911 call for help.

As the Fire Chief of the Oceanside Fire Department I take great pride in the services our personnel provide. We are the third largest fire department in San Diego County and as an all-risk agency we are ready to respond to any and all emergency situations. In addition to the traditional fire and emergency medical services, the Oceanside Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division provides unparalleled protection to the residents and visitors who enjoy our beaches and harbor. The Oceanside Fire Department serves its citizens and visitors from our eight fire stations, beach lifeguard facilities, and our department headquarters located at the Oceanside City Hall complex. It is my sincerest desire that you never need to use our emergency services. To fulfill that wish, I offer the services provided by our Public Safety Educator and our Fire Prevention Specialists. If you need safety information, access to emergency training, information about home smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, or a guest speaker for a service club or HOA meeting call our customer service number (760) 435-4101.

To serve the citizens of Oceanside as the Fire Chief of the Oceanside Fire Department has been the highlight of my 40 year career in public service. All of us at the OFD take great pride in being able to serve every day. It is our hope that you will never need us in time of emergency but should that time arise, we will be there.

Yours in Safety, Rick Robinson Fire Chief