The members of the Solana Beach Fire Department are proud to be a part of a wide range of programs and services that serve our community. We will be updating this list soon. 

Car Seat Safety

Did you know that nearly 60% of child car seats are not installed or used correctly? 

AMR’s team of certified car seat inspectors will install your child’s car seat free of charge. Just stop by the upper parking lot of the Encinitas Community Center on the first Monday of the month between 9:30AM and noon. They can also conduct safety checks to ensure car seats are installed correctly. Call 858-492-3514 for more information. 

This service is also available by appointment at the following locations:

El Cajon CHP (Tuesday mornings): 619-401-2000  

Escondido Police (once a month): 760-839-4722

La Mesa Police (1st Tuesday every month, first come first serve): 619-667-1400 (fee for non-residents)

Oceanside CHP (1 day per month - call for details): 760-643-3400 

Pacific Safety Center: 858-621-2313

Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department: 858-756-5971


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. 

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Volunteers Needed

Solana Beach and Del Mar residents are being asked to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to become disaster workers. The classes are free and open to all residents or employees of Solana Beach and/or Del Mar who are 18 years or older. 

For more information please contact the Solana Beach Fire Department at 858-720-4412

Safely Surrendered Baby

The County of San Diego has designated by law that all Hospital Emergency Rooms and designated Fire Stations as the location where newborns can safely be surrendered to care without prosecution of the parent. This law is intended to prevent the abandonment of unwanted babies, which can result in harm to the child or even death. The County Board of Supervisors approved designating fire stations that are staffed 24/7.  

The Solana Beach Fire Station has been designated as a Safely Surrender site. The Fire Station displays the Safe Haven Site sign and a smaller sign with instructions in case the firefighters are not in quarters.

To learn more about the safe surrendered baby program in San Diego County, visit

Contact Us

Solana Beach Fire Department 858-720-4412