Public Safety

VIDEO: SDG&E, County Jointly Fund Helitanker for Fire Season

A very large helicopter is back in the firefighting business.

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.

The helitanker can hold 2,500 gallons of water. It’s the 10th air attack weapon the County has available for fighting fires.

Peak fire season will soon be upon us. Make sure you’re prepared.

Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.