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Firefighter Reserves Tell Why They Volunteer01:56

VIDEO: Firefighter Reserves Tell Why They Volunteer

| 4:01 PM

The San Diego County Fire Authority gets by with a little help from our volunteer reserve firefighters. These volunteer firefighters help run emergency medical service calls, fight fires, participate in training and much more.

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Map Shows Disaster Risks by Location

| 2:11 PM

Is there an earthquake fault near your home, your workplace or your child’s school? Or perhaps you live or work in a floodplain, high-risk wildfire area or a tsunami inundation zone. If so, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk in some cases, register for emergency notifications, and to better prepare your family for an emergency.

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CERT members use a backboard to carry a mock victim to a triage station during a training exercise.

Trained Citizens Put Skills to Test in Disaster Scenario

| 1:55 PM

More than a hundred emergency response volunteers from throughout San Diego County assisted “victims” of a simulated explosion during a test of their skills at Cuyamaca College over the weekend. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are residents certified in basic emergency skills such as putting out small fires, triage and minor search and rescue. Twice […]