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About Us

Our Vision: We will be recognized as a progressive fire organization that is respected and valued by the community, its employees, and other agencies, and is acknowledged as a leader within the emergency services community.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Coastside Fire Protection District is to protect the lives, environment, and property of the community through fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, rescue services, public education and other related services.

Our Values:

  • Influencing and communicating ethics by example
  • Building long term relationships founded on trust and respect
  • Achieving organizational success through recruitment, accountability, development, and promotion of our employees
  • Striving continually to conduct ourselves with competency, compassion and uncompromising integrity

What We Do

The Coastside Fire Protection District provides the fire protection services for the City of Half Moon Bay and the Communities of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada and Miramar in addition to the surrounding unincorporated areas with a total District size of 50 square miles and serves a population of 30,000 residents.

The District operates three fire stations to provide the emergency services: Fire Station 40 is located within the downtown area of the City of Half Moon Bay, Fire Station 41 is located within the unincorporated area of El Granada and Fire Station 44 is located within the Moss Beach Area of the District.

The District has twelve volunteer firefighter positions along with twenty paid positions that includes:

  • 1 Fire Chief
  • 1 Deputy Chief
  • 1 Division Chief
  • 4 Battalion Chiefs
  • 3 Deputy Fire Marshals
  • 3 Administrative support positions

All stations are staffed with 1 Fire Captain and 2 Fire Apparatus Engineers; one of which is a paramedic to provide advance life support service.  Shift personnel work a scheduled 3 day/72-hour work week.

In addition to traditional fire service, the District provides:

  • Advance Life Support, Cliff Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Ambulance Transport Services, Vehicle and Residential Lock-Out

The Coastside Fire Protection District responds to approximately 2300 calls for service each year.