Julian Cuyamaca Volunteer Firefighters

Application to Dissolve Last Volunteer Fire Department in San Diego County

The San Diego Board of Supervisors has voted to dissolve the last volunteer fire department in San Diego County, the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Department, and essentially absorb it into the San Diego County Fire Authority. Until recently, the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD) board resisted joining the County Fire Authority, which was formed following the devastating 2003 and 2007 wildfires. The decision to dissolve the volunteer … [Continue Reading...]

Julian Cuyamaca Volunteer Firefighters

Application to Dissolve Last Volunteer Fire Department in San Diego County

The San Diego Board of Supervisors has voted to dissolve the last volunteer fire department in San Diego County, the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Department, and essentially absorb it into the San Diego County Fire Authority. Until recently, the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD) board resisted joining the County Fire Authority, which was formed following the devastating 2003 and 2007 wildfires. The decision to dissolve the volunteer … [Continue Reading...]

Firefighters Respond to Cloud Over Crematorium

National City Firefighters responded to a mishap at a San Diego County crematorium that sent clouds of human remains into the atmosphere. Ew. National City Fire Captain Brian Krebs said that an oven door failed to close while the furnace was in use, which resulted in heavy smoke, containing human remains and a fire suppressant, pouring out of the chimney and doors of the building. Firefighters went into the smoke and were able to close … [Continue Reading...]

Foundation donation to San Diego County and CalFire for purchasing on board computers.

Foundation Helps Provide Computers for Back Country CALFIRE/San Diego Fire Authority Firefighting Rigs

Today, The San Diego County Board of Supervisors accepted $164,500 in grants to help fund installation of 70 mobile data computers on CALFIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority firefighting rigs in San Diego's "backcountry." The Foundation teamed up with the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation and SDG&E to provide these grants which will improve first-responder communication and awareness during natural disasters. “In San Diego County, we … [Continue Reading...]