Following the 2007 wildfires, the County Board of Supervisors commissioned a study to asses the delivery of fire and EMS services in the San Diego region. The study was completed by Citygate Associates and presented in May of 2010. Citygate reported 45 findings and made 33 recommendations for the improvement of service delivery.
Some of the findings and recommendations dealt with the management of the numerous fire service entities in the County. Others dealt with the provisioning and coordination of dispatch services. As some of the recommendations have been implemented, a number of small districts that previously were served by the Heartland Communications Facility Authority ("Heartland") dispatch center have been moved into the newly created San Diego County Regional County Fire Authority. Dispatch for the Fire Authority is handled by CalFire's Monte Vista ECC.
As the various recommendations of the Report are implemented, the distribution of talkgroups in the consolidated Fire Fleeetmap are being assessed and will most likely be revised in a couple of years. In the mean time, the H4 and H5 zones are available in all fire radios for use on large incidents as needed.