The San Diego
Regional Fire Foundation Presents

Command Post: San Diego

A unique look at Fire and Emergency Response in San Diego County: Meet the men and women who keep us safe, and learn more about what you can do to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Fire House 101

Explorer Program Prepares High School Kids for a Career in Firefighting

Help us fill the shortage of qualified candidates to join our fire departments throughtout San Diego County.

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Regional Overview

We're helping the County and CalFire map San Diego's back country, because that's where our wildfires start

Only $47,000 left to raise to provide firefighters with mobile data computers and update County Assessor maps to include truck trails, dirt roads, and irregular addresses.

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Command Post: San Diego
CalFire Incidents fire.ca.gov/
National Interagency Fire Center
(National Fire Tracking)
nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
National Incident Information System
(Wildfire Tracking)
inciweb.org
Ready San Diego readysandiego.org
2-1-1 (San Diego) 211sandiego.org

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April Fire Foundation Chairman's Letter - Snake Bites and Spring

 

Please help the Fire Foundation equip, train, and prepare our firefighters for  all emergencies

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Upcoming events

MAY 2015

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill  Opening in Mission Valley's Hazard Center!

7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92108 
 

Woodranch BBQ, that looks Good!

Wood Ranch has graciously agreed to donate an evening's proceeds to our Fire Foundation on May 2! 

Tickets Required:
Contact Joan Jones joanj@sdfoundation.org for more information.

Can't Attend?
Make a donation to the Fire Foundation!

Mmmmm delicious...

 

Don't want to prep for a home fire? Think again.

 

House fire

Photo courtesy of Kevin Pack,
K.E. Pack Photography & Cal-Fire.

  • Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the nation.
  • A home fire occurs every 85 seconds.
  • Nationwide, someone is injured in a home fire every 43 minutes, and killed every 3 hours and 12 minutes.

~ National Fire Protection Association "Fire Loss in the United States During 2013."

Two great CPR Apps!

The PulsePoint Respond app lets citizens trained in CPR know when their help is needed, allowing them to step in during those critical moments before a paramedic arrives. It issues a ‘CPR needed’ alert and it provides the location of the emergency and the location of the nearest AEDs.

Download Here

The PulsePoint AED app allows anyone in the community to submit the exact location, description and photo of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which are then verified by San Diego EMS professionals and used for PulsePoint Respond.

Download here

 
PulsePoint.org 
illustrates how to use an AED.

 

 

 

 


Here there be rattlesnakes!

Rattlesnakes are abundant in San Diego


Did you know that most fatal snake bites in the U.S. are from rattlesnakes? Of the 20 species of venomous snakes in the our country, 16 are rattlesnakes. It is estimated that 7,000 to 8,000 people receive venomous snake bites each year in the U.S. (2.5 million world-wide) and about five of those people die (125,000 world-wide).

Children and pets are at higher risk for death or serious complications because of their smaller body size (and more curious nature).

These snakes live throughout our county, not just in the backcountry and canyons. Last month a man was bitten at O.B. Beach!

Snakes attack only for self-defense!

Snakes are very quiet creatures, and look for places they will not be disturbed. 

  • San Diego Safari Park signs warn visitors.Avoid reaching under rocks or into bushes and crevasses. Snakes will often hide under them to get out of the sun.
  • Walk away from a snake if you see one. It will not chase you. 
  • Snakes can bite even when dead, so do not pick up a dead snake.
  • Check boots, shoes, clothing, and backpacks thoroughly prior to putting them on.
  • Shake out sleeping bags before using them.
  • Sleep in tents and make sure they are zipped up so a snake cannot get in.


Our Snake bite check list includes Dos & Do NOTs.

 
 

Spring cleaning checklist for fire safety

This "spring cleaning" season, include a safety clean-up day to protect your family and property. 

Start by taking a few minutes to plan your safety clean-up day. Review and Download our Spring Cleaning Checklist and be sure to check each room in your house, including the attic and basement. Also, don’t forget the garage, yard and storage shed.  

You can do a lot to protect yourself, your family and your property. In fact, you are the key to your safety. A little time spent on simple common sense prevention will do a lot to make your house a safer place.
 

What is 2-1-1 San Diego?

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County. Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance. With more than 6,000 health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable. 2-1-1 can help.

By dialing 2-1-1, clients are linked to a live highly-trained Client Service Representatives (CSR) who will navigate them through their situations by assessing their needs and then matching them to the best and closest resource in their community. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 200 languages and dialects.

For help in a disaster

During a disaster, 2-1-1 works with the County of San Diego's Office of Emergency Services to provide public information to the community; rumor control and trend analysis to County officials; report community needs that are not being met; and act as the central communications point for other community agencies and non-governmental organizations.

 2-1-1 San Diego is affiliated with 2-1-1 California and 2-1-1 US.   San Diego is an independent organization that participates with these two broader organizations whose missions and values are closely aligned.

Enjoy your spring cleaning!
 

Frank Ault Joan Jones
Frank H. Ault
Board Chairman
Joan Jones
Executive Director
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San Diego, California 92106.
FAX: (619)239-1710