Intermountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is facing critical budget challenges and could use one or two new board members with administrative skills and new ideas, says board member Ron Peterka.
The next meeting of the Intermountain board will be at the first station, 25858 state Route 78, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The board will conduct normal business at the meeting, and anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the board is encouraged to attend.
The board meeting is open to the public.
Intermountain Fire and Rescue Department was established in early 1988 by a concerned group of citizens who wanted to provide better fire protection for their community. The department serves an area of 125 square miles bordering Ramona, Julian, Lake Henshaw as well as Palomar Mountain.
In 2008 Intermountain, through a contract with San Diego County, joined the San Diego County Fire Authority. As part of that contract, Intermountain retains its original response area, provides mutual aid to nearby departments and provides staffing at additional stations.
The department serves a daily resident population of 4,000 residents and an additional 12,000 commuters due to major highways that run throughout the area.
Anyone wishing more information about the department or being a board candidate may contact Peterka at 760-788-9022 or visit intermountainfire.org.