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San Diego Spotlight

Showing a spotlight on San Diego’s firefighters, this section will include interviews with local firemen and women, information about larger fires in the county, and other valuable information.

Stay Warm at Home Safely by Following These Tips

As our clocks fall back one hour to Pacific Standard Time, it is getting darker earlier and colder. Is your home furnace or heater ready to operate safely? More than 65,000 homes fires are attributed to heating equipment each year. Do the following to make sure your home is not one of those: Space heaters Never […]

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Explorer Program Prepares High School Kids for a Career in Firefighting

Help us fill the shortage of qualified candidates to join our fire departments throughtout San Diego County.

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Thank Those Who Protect You

Firefighters, Paramedics, Police, Military, Nurses + November is a special time of the year to give thanks for our friends, family, and all the good we have in our lives. The Fire Foundation asks you turn your thoughts to those who make you safe each day and who respond whenever there is an emergency in our […]

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Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness helps firefighters work through mental health trauma

More firefighters die each year from suicide than while fighting fires. The Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness wants to change that.

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Be a 2-1-1 disaster response volunteer

You do not need to be a firefighter or law enforcement officer to help your community and fellow citizens when a disaster occurs. Volunteer at 2-1-1! San Diego could not come to life without the help of their many dedicated volunteers.  Share your talents while assisting 2-1-1 in the following areas: Foreign language knowledge Answer phones […]

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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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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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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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Fire Alarm Recall

Because of one reported finding, Kiddie is voluntarily recalling up to half a million smoke alarms for failing to alert consumers to a fire, the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The PI2010 and PI9010 dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization)  models sold in the U.S. and Canada may be defective, the warning states. A yellow cap, left on during manufacturing, […]

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Lessons in Rapid Horse Evacuation

Wildfire evacuation suggestions for horse owners by the nonprofit Equestrian Trails Inc.

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