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Four out of every five U.S. fire deaths occur at home

Fire Prevention Week: October 7-13, 2018 You are more likely to die in a home fire today than ten years ago. This startling statistic is behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: ”Look, Listen, Learn.  Be aware – fire can happen anywhere”. Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people […]

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

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.”

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Firefighters throughout San Diego County Need Mobile Data Computers

Firefighters + Mobile Data Computers Time (Lives) Saved The Fire Foundation has already raised $180,000 or 53% of the one-time costs of this Project. GRANT MATCHING! A private donor has offered to match donations raised up to $10,000.   Effective Firefighter Requirements There are three critical elements related to the effectiveness of firefighters in responding […]

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Natural Gas Leak Signs, Symptoms and Emergency Safety Steps

Signs of a Natural Gas Leak For a suspected natural gas leak call SDG&E at (800) 411-7343. Natural gas leaks are uncommon but they do happen. Their results can be terrifying. In October 2015, a hatch from a natural gas storage system blew off in Los Angeles, causing the evacuation of 1,700 homes for almost […]

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Wildfire at Your Doorstep? 9 Ways Firefighters Have Been Working to Protect You

“It can’t happen here.” That’s what people thought in the 2007 wildfires when Santa Ana winds, blowing in excess of 50 mph, caused 500,000+ to be evacuated, 17 deaths, 372,000 acres to be burned and 2,454 buildings to be destroyed – many within the suburbs. According to a recent San Diego Union Tribune article, firefighters and other emergency services […]

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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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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 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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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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