Public Safety
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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.

Health

County Unveils Updated Plan to Prevent Opioid Abuse

| 4:19 PM

The County Board of Supervisors today received a comprehensive update on the region’s plan to fight opioid and other prescription drug abuse and the devastating impact the substances are having on San Diegans.

Public Safety
Stock photo of a UH-60 Black Hawk helitanker in the air hoisting a water bucket. Credit: Shutterstock

County to Share Lease Cost for Second Firefighting Helicopter

| 1:10 PM

The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to share a Black Hawk helitanker lease with San Diego Gas & Electric, giving an additional boost to the region’s aerial firefighting options during peak fire season.