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...]

San Diego Fire Rescue engine

San Diego City Officials Want to Share 9-1-1 Dispatch Center with County and State

San Diego City Council has signaled their interest in developing a single hub to house city, county, state and federal dispatchers. Tenants could include the San Diego County Fire Authority, San Diego Fire-Rescue, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. Citygate Associates studied the 26 year old San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s emergency communications center and concluded it has exceeded its ability to efficiently and effectively dispatch … [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...]