This past weekend’s Gate Fire should have ended any lingering thoughts that the year’s ample rains dampened San Diego’s wildfire threat and the need to maintain defensible space around your home.
When County Fire needs a new vehicle, it doesn’t just run down to the firetruck dealer and drive one off the lot. Extensive customization goes into a new fire engine, aerial ladder truck, or specialty piece of equipment to match it to the distinct needs of the location it will serve. “Our fleet is the […]
After five years of prolonged drought, San Diego County native plants, trees and grasses are either extremely dry, dying out or dead, potentially making for more volatile fire conditions and a longer peak fire season. How volatile exactly?
Fire safety events are coming to San Diego County parks, with CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service and park ranger experts sure to kindle your interest in fire science, preparedness and nature in an outdoor classroom.
San Diego County Fire can now dispatch up to four new quick-attack vehicles to assist CAL FIRE operations when a brush fire breaks out in a hard-to-reach part of the backcountry. The vehicles, known as “patrols” are smaller and faster than a larger engine, but are equipped with all the same basic lifesaving equipment. They […]