About the Fire Department

The City of Poway Safety Services Department encompasses both the Sheriff's Department and the Fire Department under the direction of Chief Mark Sanchez.

The City of Poway contracts with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for their services in law enforcement. The Fire Department is a Class I department whose mission is to reduce the loss of life and property from fire, medical, and environmental emergencies through education, hazard reduction, and response.

Together, these two departments provide the citizens of Poway with one of the safest cities to live in with the highest quality of emergency services available.