Fire Management

Engine 58 Crew

The Southern California Fire Management Zone

The Southern California Fire Management Zone is headquartered out of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Jamul, California. The Zone provides fire management services to the Blue Ridge, Bitter Creek, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, Hopper Mountain, Seal Beach, Coachella Valley, Sonny Bono Salton Sea, San Diego Bay, San Diego and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuges.  

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Our Fire Management Plan

This document establishes guidelines for the Fire Management Program on Bitter Creek NWR as of 2001.

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Training and Hiring

If you want to work for the San Diego NWR Complex Fire Team, please contact them directly.  
For more on what to expect as a wildland firefighter, read more here.

Contact Us

For more information about the Fire Management Program, please contact the Fire Management Officer at the Jamul Fire Station at (619) 713-2201, or you can call the Bitter Creek NWR Refuge Manager at (805) 644-5185.