Fire Board Information

Regular Board meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm. Board meetings are held at:

District Headquarters
8709 Circle R Drive
Escondido, CA 92026

Agenda & Minutes

Policy and Procedure Manual

DSFPD Bylaws

2017 Resolutions

2018 Resolutions

Meet Your Board Directors:


Robert Osby - PRESIDENT

Mr. Osby was elected to the Deer Springs Fire District Board in November of 2010. He is a retired Fire Chief with 46 years of fire service experience. For 26 of those years he headed four fire departments: Inglewood, CA (5 years), San Jose, CA (8 years), San Diego, CA (10 years), Oceanside, CA (3 years). He is a graduate of Redlands University, with a Bachelors in Management; John F. Kennedy School of State and Local Government, at Harvard; and the California Army National Guard Officer Canidate School at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. He holds a Lifetime California Community Colleges Teaching Credential for Fire Science. He has held leadership positions in numerous local, national and international professional and community organizations.

Robert, a native of San Diego, has lived with his family in Hidden Meadows for over 26 years. His intent is to continue to collaborate with other dedicated members of the Fire District to provide my public safety knowledge, education, training, experience, and community spirit to enhance the safety and welfare of the citizens of our Fire District.

 Jean Slaughter - VICE PRESIDENT

Jean has been a resident of Champagne Village since 1994 and a native of California growing up in Pasadena. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration with a Fire Administration minor. He’s been married 59 years to his Jr. High School sweetheart Pat; they have 3 grown children and 2 grown grandchildren. He spent 28 years with the Pasadena Fire Department and retired as Administrative Fire Chief. During those years he spent 25 years officiating football and baseball at the High School and College level. For 5 years he served as director on the Champagne Village Home Owners Board, one of those years as the board president. In 2002 he was appointed to the Deer Springs Fire Protection Board and served until December 2006. During this period the board got voter approval to increase the tax rate which allowed the district to put an additional firefighter on each engine and to proceed with the construction of the new fire station in Hidden Meadows. “Fire protection and prevention is in my blood and I hope to do all that is possible with the funds available to maintain and improve the fire protection and fire prevention for the citizens of our district.”


Bret was elected to the board in November 2012. As a project manager and Navy Veteran, he brings over 20 years of experience managing multi-million dollar budgets. His focus areas include long-term financial planning, community enrichment, and disaster prevention activities for the District. Highlights of his activities include development of the District's five-year budget projection, drafting the policy to support Community Emergency Response Team, and acting as a principal author and coordinator of the Deer Springs Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

He is recipient of the Special District Leadership Foundation's Recognition in Special District Governance and is also a California Special Districts Association certified Board Secretary. A native of California, Bret has lived in Hidden Meadows for over 10 years and has been deeply involved in many community organizations.

Bret holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Information Technology Management, Associates of Art in Fire Technology and Emergency Management, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at San Diego State University.

Mark Jackson – DIRECTOR



James Gordon – DIRECTOR