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Oceanside Lifeguard David Wilson awarded Medal of Valor

State officials honored an Oceanside lifeguard Monday for his exemplary bravery and determination during a tricky ocean rescue last year.

At a ceremony in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown presented a state Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to David Wilson of the Oceanside Fire Department.

"You were vulnerable, but that didn't stop you,'' Brown told Wilson. "You exercised real courage. That's what we recognize and reward.''


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Hands-Only CPR Class Dec 12

The City of Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division will host a “hands-only” CPR Class on Tuesday, December 12 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside.


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Fire Prevention Through Weed Abatement

The Oceanside Fire Department would like to remind property owners that proper weed abatement is a property owner’s responsibility.


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Oceanside Fire is proud to present the Junior Fire Explorer Program!

The Oceanside Fire Department is proud to offer this exciting opportunity to reach out to the youth members within our community. We are looking for highly motivated young men and women with whom to share our passion for public service. Thanks to the continued vision of many fine individuals the Oceanside Fire Explorer Program is now a reality!
- Captain Blake Dorse


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Consumer Fireworks are Illegal in Oceanside

All consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of Oceanside and the County of San Diego. This includes sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, roman candles, bottle rockets and even poppers. Those in possession of fireworks will be cited by the Oceanside Police Department.


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OFD Annual Response Reports

View the annual statistics for the OFD and the lifeguard division.


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Reminder: Oceanside Wildland Vegetation and Weed Abatement

It's never a bad time to protect your family and property from wildfires. Click here to view the City of Oceanside's Wildland Vegetation and Weed Abatement Standards.
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Alert San Diego (Reverse 911) Information

The County of San Diego, in partnership with Twenty First Century Communications, Inc., has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within San Diego County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster.
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OFD Writers Complete History Book

OFD Captain Mark Finstuen and Stu Sprung have just completed writing a book on the history of the Oceanside Fire Department.
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Heroic 1952 Mack Fire Engine Returns to the OFD

In an effort to further preserve that tradition the Oceanside Firefighters Association has recently re-acquired a significant symbol of the department’s proud history.
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In Memory of Captain Kurt Krebbs

A lifelong Oceanside resident, Kurt died protecting the citizens and place he called his home. He was 45 years old and is the OFD’s first Line of Duty Death.
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