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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.

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

“Having defibrillators in every vehicle will greatly improve first responders ability to save lives.”

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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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A Firefighter Family’s Worst Nightmare – Firetruck Caught in Landslide

It’s hard to watch… Last night’s storm collapsed part of the I-15 at El Cajon Pass last night, sending a firetruck over the side. Luckily all firefighters got out in time.

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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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How much does firefighter gear cost?

Some areas in San Diego do not have enough funding to fully outfit their firefighters. Yet they go out every day to help us when we need it most. How much does their gear cost? We’ve broken it down for you.

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It’s Not a Matter of If a Tsunami is Coming, It’s When and How Large?

According to NOAA, more than two dozen tsunamis have been recorded in San Diego since 1806, seven of which have caused damage.

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Almost Every Grant We Give Can Save More Than One Life

In 2016 we presented $280,000 in grants to San Diego County fire departments enabling them to obtain fire and medical/rescue equipment and provide training that insures the highest level of service to all San Diego County communities.

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San Diego County Firefighters Receive Much Needed Lifesaving Equipment

San Diego Regional Fire Foundation receives $25,000 grant from the Grossmont Healthcare District to replace aging defibrillators in East San Diego County.

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What to do during an earthquake

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