CA-TF8 heads out with multiple big rigs of equipment and supplies to assist Texas's Hurricane Harvey survivors

San Diego’s Best Respond to FEMA’s Call for Help During the Hurricanes

Photos courtesy of San Diego's CA-TF8. As hurricane Harvey swirled, inundating parts of Texas with more than three feet of rain, and again as Hurricane Irma decimated Florida, FEMA called in their 28 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, one of which was San Diego’s Cal Task Force 8 (CA-TF8). After almost two weeks assisting with Hurricane Harvey cleanup, task force members returned, only to be sent right back out. “The deployment went … [Continue Reading...]

CA-TF8 heads out with multiple big rigs of equipment and supplies to assist Texas's Hurricane Harvey survivors

San Diego’s Best Respond to FEMA’s Call for Help During the Hurricanes

Photos courtesy of San Diego's CA-TF8. As hurricane Harvey swirled, inundating parts of Texas with more than three feet of rain, and again as Hurricane Irma decimated Florida, FEMA called in their 28 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, one of which was San Diego’s Cal Task Force 8 (CA-TF8). After almost two weeks assisting with Hurricane Harvey cleanup, task force members returned, only to be sent right back out. “The deployment went … [Continue Reading...]

CA-TF8 heads out with multiple big rigs of equipment and supplies to assist Texas's Hurricane Harvey survivors

San Diego’s Best Respond to FEMA’s Call for Help During the Hurricanes

Photos courtesy of San Diego's CA-TF8. As hurricane Harvey swirled, inundating parts of Texas with more than three feet of rain, and again as Hurricane Irma decimated Florida, FEMA called in their 28 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, one of which was San Diego’s Cal Task Force 8 (CA-TF8). After almost two weeks assisting with Hurricane Harvey cleanup, task force members returned, only to be sent right back out. “The deployment went … [Continue Reading...]

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion? Know the symptoms

Too Hot San Diego? Know the Symptoms and Treatments for Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

This summer, San Diego temperatures topped 100 degrees F in the valleys and 124 in the desert. 124 degrees is the highest temperature ever recorded in San Diego County, and according to the National Weather Service it is only 10 degrees shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded on the planet (Death Valley, 1913, 134 degrees F). During periods of intense heat, there are three increasing stages of illness to watch for: heat cramps, which is the … [Continue Reading...]

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Heat stroke or heat exhaustion? Know the symptoms

Too Hot San Diego? Know the Symptoms and Treatments for Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

This Summer, San Diego temperatures topped 100 degrees in the valleys and 124 in the desert-only 10 degrees shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded on the planet. Learn First Aid for Heat Stroke and be ready to help.

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FireHouse 101

Firefighter line blocking fire at Camp Pendleton

Oceanside / Camp Pendleton Fire Provides Important Lessons

A recent 85 acre wildfire in both Oceanside and on Camp Pendleton provides important lessons on fire safety for the upcoming fire season. There is a high fire threat this season. Though San Diego County had a “wet” winter (more rain than average), that does not result in less of a wildfire threat.  More rain […]

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Prevention & Preparedness

Firefighter line blocking fire at Camp Pendleton

Oceanside / Camp Pendleton Fire Provides Important Lessons

A recent 85 acre wildfire in both Oceanside and on Camp Pendleton provides important lessons on fire safety for the upcoming fire season. There is a high fire threat this season. Though San Diego County had a “wet” winter (more rain than average), that does not result in less of a wildfire threat.  More rain […]

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Plan your escape from wildfire

Plan Ahead for Wildfire

We can’t stress the importance of a personal emergency plan enough.  All San Diego County residents are affected by wildfires. They have and will continue to burn into urban areas such as Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Escondido. Below are suggestions to help you prepare your home and family in case a wildfire  Prepare Your […]

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CalFire at the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Summit

Emergency Preparedness Summit Welcomes San Diego County Decision Makers

On May 19, SDG&E joined the Fire Foundation in welcoming more than 120 leaders throughout San Diego County to the San Diego Regional Emergency Preparedness & Fire Summit.

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