It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of retired fire captain Roland Dechaine.

The following is from retired Deputy Chief Raymond P. Melendrez.

“I have been asked by the family of retired fire captain Roland Dechaine to issue notification of his passing.  Roland has been fighting cancer for some time.  We will always remember him as a great warrior on the fire ground and an unassuming leader in the fire house.  A great friend and colleague to many of us.  Please keep Roland’s family in your thoughts as they process this great loss.  A celebration of life will be scheduled for family and close friends at a later date.”

Raymond P. Melendrez



Oceanside Ace Hardware donated 8 Traeger grills to the Oceanside Firefighters!! Thank you for your support!!!!

Start your Harbor Day with Pancakes served by Oceanside Firefighters. Harbor Days is Saturday, September 15th, and Sunday, September 16th, in Oceanside Harbor.

Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents, visitors and neighbors to experience fun activities including a costume party for kids 12 and under (accompanied by parents) at Pirate Village, Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, music, a beer garden (patrons 21-years old and over with a valid ID showing proof of age required to enter) and more.

For more information on the event Click Here. 

Oceanside Firefighter Association 3736 @ 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb (Held on Sept 8th)

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 7am Check in, 8am Opening Ceremonies

Each year, approximately 100 Firefighters die while serving their communities. Many more die from cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, stroke, and other injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of their service. We can work together to honor these sacrifices and care for the Firefighters who assume these risks and the families who share them.

awareness of sacrifices made by firefighters every-where. Each year, approximately 100 firefighters die while serving their communities.

in the spirit of remembrance of the courage and honor displayed by those 403 fallen Emergency Responders.

care for the firefighters who continue to assume these risks and for the families who share them.

Charity Money Raised goes to San Diego Firefighter Aid, Psycharmor Institute, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Please join us in memory and support  for this excellent cause.