Public Safety
01:55

VIDEO: CAL FIRE Prepares To Add New Aerial Attack Plane

| 9:27 AM

While San Diego has more locally stationed resources to fight fire from the air than any other region in the nation, CAL FIRE is always looking to improve emergency readiness.

Agriculture
02:21

VIDEO: Traps in Residents’ Yards Help County Watch for Invasive Pests

| 3:16 PM

Insect detection specialists for County Agriculture, Weights and Measures help guard the region against potentially devastating pests. They vigilantly set and check traps for many insects, including Gypsy moths and Japanese beetles in summer months. Neither of the insects has made it to San Diego County yet, but the pest detectors are keeping close watch to prevent an infestation.

Public Safety
01:50

VIDEO: Meet Who Answers Your Call for Help

| 10:53 AM

CAL FIRE dispatchers are your first call for help if you have a medical emergency or a fire and live in Ramona, Ranchita, Deer Springs, or many other communities in the San Diego County Fire Authority district. Dispatchers like Patricia Wilson gather essential information from callers and send first responders to the scene of the emergency, all while staying calm and giving advice as needed.

Public Safety
03:04

VIDEO: Training For A Search And Rescue

| 8:54 AM

There’s a lot of training that takes place for a search and rescue team. Especially, if you’re a dog. Members of the San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Canine Unit train as often as they can to make sure they are ready to go in a moment’s notice when someone goes missing.

Health
Child swimming in pool02:58

VIDEO: County Keeps Public Pools Clean and Safe

| 2:40 PM

Summer is here and that means it’s time to go swimming. The County’s Department of Environmental Health is out and about year-round inspecting public swimming pool locations to make sure they are safe in order to protect the public from getting sick and to prevent drownings. That’s over 7,300 bodies of water, such as pools, spas, and splash pads, in apartments, hotels, parks and other public spaces.