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Regional Overview

The regional overview contains information about the various fire stations in the county, including dynamic maps of stations and other important regional information.

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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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 […]

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

San Diego City Council has signaled 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.

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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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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 […]

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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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SDGE and the Fire Foundation to the Rescue!

The La Jolla Band of Indians Fire Department (La Jolla) submitted a grant request to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to acquire $534,000 of fire and medical/rescue equipment to enhance traffic, fire and first responder safety along Highway 76 which runs through their reservation.  Because this same equipment will improve fire service and safety […]

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Flight risk: Drones pose new obstacles–and opportunities–for firefighters

Legal misconceptions among drone operators and slowly evolving regulations lead to turbulent skies.
Legal photo courtesy of Roswell Flight Test Crew.

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Boulevard Fire Station a Partnership Between CalFire and SDCFA

The Boulevard community opened a new fire station to improve fire and medical services between Pine Valley and Jacumba.

It is two stations in one—a volunteer fire department and a CAL FIRE station.

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