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Integrated Comprehensive Plan

Welcome to East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR), where we're committed to guiding our operations with a forward-looking orientation through a comprehensive strategic planning process. Our integrated comprehensive planning approach not only reduces duplication of effort but also maximizes the effectiveness of our district’s planning process.

Flow chart showing the relationship of the elements of ECFR's integrated comprehensive plan.


Volume 1: Community Risk Assessment

Our comprehensive planning process begins with a deep understanding of our community. This volume provides an overview of our community, including demographics, geography, economic profile, and critical infrastructure. Furthermore, it offers a comprehensive risk assessment for the district, broken down by fire management zone.

Volume 2: Strategic Plan

ECFR's strategic plan sets the direction for our organization. It establishes goals, identifies specific initiatives needed to achieve those goals, and outlines a means for measuring our progress. This living document guides and supports our ongoing operations and is seamlessly integrated with our budgetary and operational business planning processes.

Volume 3: Standard of Coverage & Community Risk Reduction Plan

The Standard of Coverage (SOC) and Community Risk Reduction (CRR) plan provides a rational and systematic method for reducing and responding to the risks identified in our community risk assessment. This document establishes baseline and benchmark response performance standards, offers a basis for measuring service delivery performance, and identifies strategies and performance measures for proactive risk reduction.

Volume 4: Fire and Emergency Services Self-Assessment Model

Our Fire and Emergency Services Self-Assessment Model (FESSAM) follows a structured approach to evaluate our current performance. It assesses this performance against criteria set by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and helps us develop a plan for continuous improvement.

Volume 5: Long-Term Financial Plan

Long-term financial planning is essential for meeting both current and future community needs. This volume of the integrated comprehensive plan provides a financial forecast projecting revenues and expenditures over an extended period. It uses assumptions about economic conditions, future spending scenarios, and other pertinent variables.

Volume 6: Capital Projects Plan

Our Capital Projects Plan establishes a long-term, prioritized schedule of capital investments. This ensures that we have the necessary resources to fulfill our mission and that critical assets are repaired or replaced before reaching their end of useful life. The plan serves as the foundation for our annual capital budget.

Comprehensive Budget

We develop an annual budget for all funds, including the general fund, capital projects fund, leave accrual fund, debt service fund, and grant management fund. The district's budget is closely coupled with the integrated comprehensive plan and details the districts services, revenues, and expenditures.

Annual Work Plan

Our annual work plan is a task-focused strategy that operationalizes the projects and programs funded in our annual budget.

Thank you for visiting our website and exploring our integrated comprehensive plan. We're dedicated to transparency, efficiency, and providing the best possible service to our community. For more detailed information on each plan component, please click on the respective links above. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact Chief Ed Hartin.