San Diego County Supervisors today authorized the acquisition of a third firefighting helicopter, one of a series of recommendations stemming from the rash of wildfires in May.
The county will spend up to $5.2 million for the Bell helicopter.
The new permanent helicopter is expected to arrive next year, but the county has leased a third helicopter until the end of October.
Getting behind in paperwork may have saved a dog’s life.
When Karen Tavares, vice president of Investigative Science and Engineering Inc. in Ramona, worked on Friday, Aug. 29, to catch up on paperwork, just before she left she found a puppy limping in the locked fenced-in area around the business on D Street.
Spearheaded by the Kiwanis Club of Ramona, the Project Lifesaver program received a major boost to pay for upgraded equipment.
Ramona’s Project Lifesaver missing person’s locator system is the only one of its kind in the county. The late Gordon Zick, longtime Ramona Kiwanian and pharmacist, worked with the sheriff’s department to start the program in 2006, and Ramona Kiwanis, with support from the community, finances the program with the cooperation of the sheriff’s station in Ramona.
Construction on the 18-month-long San Vicente Road Improvement Project began Monday and the county has set up a website for residents to check for periodic project updates and photos: www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/dpw/engineering/topprojects.html.
Sep 19 2014 | Posted in News
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Thursday, Sept. 18—Emergency crews are responding to the report of a quarter-acre brush fire at Poway Road and state Route 67. The call came about 3:55 p.m.
Three San Diego County children were among the first four cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection confirmed in California this year, California Department of Health and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.
Emergency crews are responding to a report of a brush fire in the vicinity of Scripps Poway Parkway and state Route 67.
World War II fighter airplanes, experimental aircraft, firefighting air tankers and helicopters, air traffic control tower tour, food, classic cars and big-rig trucks, face painting and Smokey Bear — all at Ramona Airport Open House Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, Update, 3:45 p.m.—Firefighters have extinguished the brush fire, reports Karen Brainard with the Sentinel.
Wildfires that swept through San Diego County in 2007 spurred development of a web-based weather monitoring system that quantifies the risks of blazes during Santa Ana windstorms to equip first-responders and the public with information to prepare for an emergency, officials said today.
U.S. Forest Service rangers, along with representatives from San Diego Gas & Electric and UCLA, jointly developed the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which was unveiled during a briefing at the forest service’s Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center in Riverside.