2017 Summit Firefighter grant

Foundation Donates $44,500 to Fire Stations for New AEDs

The San Diego Regional Fire Foundation awarded a $44,500 grant to the San Diego County Fire Authority to purchase automated external  defibrillators (AEDs) for rural San Diego County fire departments.   The Fire Foundation thanks the Beyster Family Foundation at the San Diego Foundation, the Grossmont Healthcare District, SDG&E as well as individuals in two rural committees for  supporting this program.  The new defibrillators will be used to … [Continue Reading...]

CalFire at the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Summit

Emergency Preparedness Summit Welcomes San Diego County Decision Makers

Wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, drought, terrorism. San Diego needs to be prepared. On May 19, SDG&E joined the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation in welcoming more than 120 leaders throughout San Diego County to the San Diego Regional Emergency Preparedness & Fire Summit. The morning workshop included participants from fire, police, U.S. Navy, state and local government agencies, businesses, universities, and nonprofits and shared … [Continue Reading...]

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 means more and taller grasses as fuel for fires. This recent wildfire and May’s 2,000 acre wildfire in Dulzura demonstrates that those … [Continue Reading...]

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 means more and taller grasses as fuel for fires. This recent wildfire and May’s 2,000 acre wildfire in Dulzura demonstrates that those … [Continue Reading...]

In the Spotlight

What to do in case of an active shooter

How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation

Mass shootings have become part of our reality. According to a study in CNN, “Between 1966 and 2012, there were 90 mass shootings in the United States…. The 90 US mass shootings are nearly one-third of the 292 such attacks globally for that period. While the United States has 5% of the world’s population, it had […]

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FireHouse 101

San Diego fire dispatch center

What happens when you call 9-1-1?

“9-1-1, What is Your Emergency?” When you need help, these words are your lifeline. The dispatcher, never seen and rarely thanked, is often your last hope. Where does my call go? When you call 9-1-1, you are sent to your local law-enforcement dispatcher—police, sheriff or California Highway Patrol (CHP). The appropriate agency is determined by […]

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Prevention & Preparedness

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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responding to a school where children are injured is one of the most traumatic FIREFIGHTER CALLS - especially if those injuries could have been prevented.

Vallecitos School Fundraising is Making Our Kids Safer!

Heavy rains this winter have damaged roofs and patio covers at Vallecitos School in Northern San Diego County. The Fire Foundation is seeking donations to help fix these dangers.

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