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.
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