Public Safety

Emergency Equipment Funding Accepted

A nearly $100,000 donation from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation will allow the County to purchase three trailer-mounted generators and first responder radios that will be used in an emergency.

The Fire Foundation received the funding from San Diego Gas & Electric and allocated it to the County Office of Emergency Services to manage the generators. San Diego County Fire will manage and purchase additional high-speed radios.

On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to accept the donation.

The portable generators will provide power wherever is needed during local emergencies. They could be sent to temporary charging stations in communities, where people who rely on medical equipment could get power. The generators will be pre-positioned for deployment.

Two remote fire stations in Boulevard and Jacumba will be upgraded to microwave radio-based internet connectivity radios, and several other stations will also receive upgraded radios.

 

Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact