City of Oceanside Fire Department | Public Safety

Average Wage for this Career

$68,576 ** *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Fire Engineer

Meet Will Buchanon, Fire Engineer, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Fire Department. A Fire Engineer safely drives and maintains fire apparatus; selects the route to be taken to fire and locates apparatus at proper place for efficient and safe operation; operates apparatus and equipment; administers first aid; reports and acts to remedy conditions requiring attention; inspects equipment and makes minor adjustment and repairs; answers general questions of the public and provides information. Build your own competency model.

Education Resources

Public Service pathway

Career and Technical Education program

Fire Technology Program

Palomar College

Hands-on Training and Character-Building

Youth Fire Explorer Program