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VCFPD Staff works out of two primary fire stations: Fire Station 1 is located at 28234 Lilac Road. It is the District Headquarters and houses a Paramedic Fire Engine, Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal, CERT Office, District Administrative Staff and the Fire Chief.

Fire Station 2 is located at 28205 N. Lake Wohlford Road next to the Valley Center Sheriff’s Department Substation. It houses a Paramedic Fire Engine and Paramedic Rescue Squad.

Station 1
28234 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

A Shift
E161 – Captain Chris Palmer
– Engineer Rodney Ewing
– Firefighter-PM Michael Caro

B Shift
E161 – Captain
– Engineer Elfego Covarrubias
– Firefighter-EMT Ryan Marler
– Firefighter-

C Shift
E161 – Captain Daniel Marquez
– Engineer
– Firefighter-PM Scott Panici

Station 2
28205 N. Lake Wohlford Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

A Shift
E162 – Captain Doug Chalmers
– Engineer Richard Bastien
– Firefighter-EMT Ryan McCowan
– Firefighter-EMT

S162 – Firefighter Paramedic Leo Gonzales
– Firefighter-EMT Ashton Wright
– Firefighter-EMT Michael Vega

B Shift
E162 – Captain Jesse Sharpe
– Engineer Steve Mandich
– Firefighter-EMT Ashlei O’Hair

S162 – Firefighter-Paramedic Austin Paredes
– Firefighter-EMT Patrick Culver
– Firefighter-EMT Joel Ramirez

C Shift
E162 – Captain Andre Paredes 
– Engineer Christian D’Agostino
– Firefighter-EMT Chris McCann
– Firefighter-EMT Grant Fleming

S162 – Firefighter Paramedic Adam Sheerman
– Firefighter-Paramedic Ben Stillinger

Emergency Medical Responses from each Fire Station are generally supported by a minimum of 5 personnel. 1 Fire Captain, 1 Fire Engineer, 2 Firefighter Paramedics and 1 Firefighter EMT respond as a highly trained team to provide advanced life support care on every response with Mercy Ambulance and Valley Center Fire providing advanced life support care and transport.

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