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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.

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Passport to Life Expo Inspires Positive Change in Youth

| 5:03 PM

Young people looking to change their path toward a more positive direction spent the morning listening to uplifting speeches, and attending workshops and a resource fair as part of the 10th annual Passport to Life Expo. The event is developed for youth between the ages of 14 to 24 years of age.

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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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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.