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Lessons Learned From May Wildfires

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Cal State San Marcos Offers Small Business Disaster Preparedness Training

Oct. 9
By Alison St John

Cal State San Marcos launched its first course this week to train small businesses and non-profits on what to do to prepare for disasters.

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San Diego County Unveils New Firefighting Helicopter As Hot, Dry Temperatures Set In

Oct. 8
By Susan Murphy

Just in time for the peak wildfire season, San Diego County leaders and fire officials unveiled a new firefighting helicopter on Thursday at Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

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San Diego Firefighters, Foundation Seek Funds For Life-Saving Equipment

Oct. 6
By Matthew Bowler

San Diego’s Fire-Rescue Department along with the Fire Rescue Foundation are fundraising for a kit called the Personal Escape System.

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Attorney: Ratepayers Shouldn't Have To Foot SDG&E Wildfire Costs

Oct. 1
By Erik Anderson

Mike Aguirre is asking state regulators to keep San Diego Gas & Electric from charging ratepayers for leftover costs from the 2007 wildfires.

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New Online Map Reveals Very High Fire Risk In San Diego County

Sept. 30
By Susan Murphy

Is your home located in a high wildfire risk area? A new online wildfire hazard map of San Diego County allows you to enter your address and assess your fire danger.

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New Chief Prepares For San Diego Fire Season

Sept. 28
Midday Edition
Evening Edition

Veteran firefighter Brian Fennessy plans on increasing racial and gender diversity within the ranks as the new chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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SDG&E Seeks Customer Money To Help Pay 2007 Wildfire Costs

Sept. 25
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's investor-owned utility is asking regulators to let it pass on 90 percent of the outstanding expenses from a 2007 wildfire to customers. That could amount to $380 million.

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San Diego Gets A New Fire Chief

Sept. 22
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Brian Fennessy as the 17th chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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San Diego Urges Residents To Prepare For Dry Conditions

Sept. 8
By City News Service

City officials urged San Diegans Tuesday to prepare their homes and families for the possibility of wildfires as dry conditions and frequent heat waves continue to raise the risks of potentially disastrous blazes.

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San Diego Fire Chief Announces Retirement After 35-Year Career

Sept. 3
By City News Service

Javier Mainar, who became chief six years ago, said at a news conference he will step down Nov. 12.

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New Technology To Help Fight San Diego County Wildfires

Aug. 24
Midday Edition
Evening Edition

Firefighters continue to fight wildfires across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. As San Diego County prepares for wildfire season, we look at new technologies that will help firefighters and residents.

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San Diego County Launches Spanish-Language Emergency App, Website

Aug. 17
By Jean Guerrero

Officials unveiled Spanish versions of an app and website with information on ongoing emergencies such as fires, floods and earthquakes. They also feature guides on preparing for and recovering from disasters.

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Fire On Camp Pendleton 80 Percent Contained

Aug. 14
By City News Service

The fire has blackened about 1,800 open acres on Camp Pendleton. No structures are threatened.

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Brush Fire Burns 1,300 Acres At Camp Pendleton

Aug. 13
By City News Service

The Horno Fire broke out on the Marine base at about 1 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said it is now 70 percent contained.

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Large Helicopter Tanker Returns To San Diego Region

Aug. 13
By City News Service

The helicopter, an Erickson Skycrane, has a 2,500-gallon capacity to carry and drop water and can be in the air within 20 minutes, according to SDG&E.