North County Dispatch JPA, commonly referred to as North Comm, provides fire and medical emergency dispatch services to most city fire departments in North San Diego County and private security dispatch to the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol.
These services include answering 911 emergency and business phone calls, providing Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) instructions, assigning and monitoring field units via Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and mobile technical support for our member agencies.
For more information about our agency, visit our About Us page.
Our public safety communications staff are the vital link between the communities we serve and our partner agencies. We are committed to striving for excellence by promoting a workplace culture of empowerment, respect, empathy, and collaboration.
We will work with our regional partners, embrace innovation, and seek ways to use technology to continually enhance the service we deliver, and be recognized as leaders in public safety communications.
Our Core Values
Trust – Integrity – Accountability – Teamwork
Text to 9-1-1
Text to 9-1-1 is now available in San Diego County. This includes the Sheriff’s Department, all police and fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. Calling is still the fastest way to reach 9-1-1. However, there are situations when texting may be the better option:
• You’re deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal or have difficulty speaking
• You’re in a situation where it’s not safe to call 9-1-1 for help
• You’re having a medical emergency and cannot speak on the phone
VHF Regional Infrastructure Project
The VHF Regional Infrastructure Project strengthens interoperable communications capabilities within the San Diego region by providing back-up radio communications for regional fire agencies.
Since May 2017, the JPA has accepted a total of $2.2 million in UASI grant funds.