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 […]
An independent fire rating agency informed the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the County Fire Authority’s capabilities when it comes to fighting structural fires now rank in the top 10 percent nationally.
“Fires don’t respect the legal boundaries, the city boundaries or the County boundaries, so it’s imperative that we all work together.” A new City-County partnership was established Wednesday out in San Pasqual Valley, where a County Fire Authority station sits. The city of San Diego added a brush fire engine and four fire fighters to […]
It’s the seventh year the County of San Diego and the City of San Diego have teamed up with San Diego Gas & Electric to use its heavy lift helicopter to battle blazes during fire season throughout the county.
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 […]
Nearly one-half of American homes use only mobile phones and have dropped landlines, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control. Is your mobile phone set up for reverse-911 service?
Unfortunately, El Nino may have increased the fire hazards in our region. How maintaining a low-fuel defensible space around your home can help.