Costa Mesa Fire Department

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Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department
Agency overview
Established 1956
Staffing Career
Fire chief Dan Stefano
EMS level ALS
Facilities and equipment
Stations 6
Engines 5 (+3 in reserve)
Trucks 2 (1 tiller, 1 quint)
Rescues 1
Ambulances 6

The Costa Mesa Fire Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the U.S. city of Costa Mesa, California.

The Department operates from six stations located in Costa Mesa.[1] They provide services for 110,000 residents responding to over 10,600 calls per year. 65% of the calls are medical in nature. The Department is part of Central Net along with the Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach Fire Departments. [2]


The Department maintains the following pieces of fire apparatus: 8 engines (5 front line and 3 reserve), 1 quint, 1 tiller truck, 1 heavy rescue truck for urban search & rescue (USAR), 1 water tender, 6 rescue ambulances and 2 Battalion Chief (command) vehicles.[3]

The department contracts with Care Ambulance Service, a private ambulance company, to respond to medical calls along with department personnel and provide all patient transport to hospitals. The department-owned rescue ambulances are used solely as paramedic response vehicles and transport patients only in exigent circumstances.[4]


  1. ^ "The Department and Personnel". City of Costa Mesa. Archived from the original on October 5, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Department Statistics". City of Costa Mesa. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Emergency Services Vehicles". City of Costa Mesa. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rescue Ambulances". City of Costa Mesa. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 33°39′48″N 117°54′09″W / 33.663398°N 117.902602°W / 33.663398; -117.902602