On January 1, 2010, the Cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove entered into a joint exercise of powers agreement for management and delivery of fire protection and emergency medical services. This management team is known as Heartland Fire & Rescue. For more information visit our Administration section.
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The City of La Mesa Fire Department consists of three stations housing three engine companies:
Paramedic medical transport services are provided by a private contractor through American Medical Response.
The fire department has 45 budgeted positions to provide a variety of services to the citizens of La Mesa.
The Fire Department's budget is divided into five divisions: