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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fire Control 3 Training

Twenty six firefighters received training from a multi agency cadre on subjects such as; thermal imaging, fire attack, ventilation, fire behavior and search/rescue. Local members of the Julian community graciously provided hot meals each day. A special thanks to the instructional cadre members from the following agencies, CAL FIRE, Los Angeles City, City of Corona, Chula Vista, and San Diego City .





 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Station 59 Dedication



On Saturday March 19th, 2011 the new station 59 in Sunshine Summit was dedicated in an official ceremony. Citizens from around the community joined in a day of station tours and great food provided by the Sunshine Summit Volunteer's. County Supervisor Bill Horn along with District Representative Donna Thompson from Senator Joel Anderson's office and executive staff from CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority all joined in the celebration. Supervisor Horn explained how important this new facility is to the county and that the relationship between the county and CAL FIRE continues to grow. Chief Dennis Parry of Sunshine Summit Fire was moved by the amount of support from the community and the County Fire Authority and was also presented with a proclamation from Representative Thompson. The station is located at 35227 Highway 79 in Sunshine Summit and the crew is excited to show off there new station so feel free to stop by.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CAL FIRE Reminds Californians

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
Sacramento – Smoke alarms are such a common feature in homes across California that it is easy to take them for granted. Tragically nearly two-thirds of residential fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. To help reduce these losses, CAL FIRE and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are reminding all Californians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when changing their clocks this Saturday night in observance of Daylight Saving Time.

When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.

“Working smoke alarms greatly reduce the likelihood of residential fire-related fatalities by providing an early audible warning, alerting occupants and giving them an opportunity to safely escape,” said Acting State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover.

That’s critical because 85 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home, and the majority occur at night when most people are sleeping.

“Smoke alarms unquestionably help save lives, but a smoke alarm is nothing without a working battery inside of it” said Chief Ken Pimlott, acting director of CAL FIRE. “Just a few minutes twice a year to change that battery can truly mean the difference between life and death.”

CAL FIRE has the following tips on smoke alarms:

  Test smoke alarms once a month.
  Replace batteries in all smoke alarms twice a year.
  Don’t “borrow” or remove batteries from smoke alarms even temporarily.
  Regularly vacuum or dust smoke alarms to keep them working properly.
  Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
  Don’t paint over smoke alarms.
  Practice family fire drills so everyone knows what to do if the smoke alarm goes off. Smoke Alarms Help
Find more information visit the CAL FIRE Web site at www.fire.ca.gov.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Head On Vehicle Accident Requires Extensive Extrication


On February 15th 2011, CAL FIRE-San Diego Rural engine companies from station 36 responded with AMR  to a walk in report of a vehicle vs. semi truck on Highway 94. Upon arrival, Engine 7316 determined that a passenger vehicle had collided head on with a semi truck. Emergency crews worked tirelessly to remove the trapped victim inside the vehicle while other firefighters quickly mitigated the diesel fuel that was spilling from the semi do to a ruptured fuel tank. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local area hospital by AMR units. The driver of the compact vehicle was flown by Mercy Air to a nearby trauma hospital.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Supporting Our Troops



On February 27th Sgt. Mathew Moon son of Fire Captain David Carney returned home from Afghanistan on his third deployment. CAL FIRE Emergency Command Center employees in cooperation with Cleveland National Forest, CAL FIRE Dulzura and Lyons Valley stations assembled Christmas stockings for the troops. Communications Operator Shannon King created "Operation Christmas Blessing" to support our U.S. Marines while they were away from their families during the holiday season. Shannon was able to obtain the names of the soldiers assigned to the unit and decorated individual stockings for each of them. The generosity of the employees was overwhelming and they created 17 stockings filled to the top. It took 8 large boxes with two people to hold and tape to send these gifts to the soldiers. The department would like to thank Shannon King and all that were involved for making a difference in the life of a solider during difficult times.