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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.

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Man tests a smoke alarm by pushing the test button. Credit: American Red Cross San Diego-Imperial Counties

Fire Authority, Community Agencies Partner to Provide Free Smoke Alarms

| 1:40 PM

If you are unlikely to install a smoke alarm in your home due to issues with mobility or financial constraints, then you could qualify for a program that will install them for you at no cost. More than a hundred homeowners in the County’s rural areas have already qualified as part of a recent and expanding campaign to equip households with the lifesaving equipment.