This state of the art fire apparatus, manufactured by KME (Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corporation), is known as a ‘quint’ (quintuple) combination apparatus named for the five major functional components the unit provides which include a rated fire pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders. Specifically, Truck 36 is equipped with a 105’ Aerial Ladder capable of delivering elevated master streams and effecting rescues from multi-story buildings and a full complement of ground ladders. In addition, there is 500' of large diameter supply hose and a 500 gallon water tank as well as a rated fire pump that is capable of delivering 1500 gallons of water per minute. Truck 36 also carries a full complement of Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools (sometimes referred to as the “jaws of life”) that are commonly used to extricate occupants that are trapped in vehicles after a collision, a variety of technical rescue equipment and ropes for performing high and low angle rescues as well as medical equipment including a defibrillator and medications used in delivering advanced life support measures by paramedics in the field. Truck 36 was provided by the Jamul Indian Village (J.I.V.) and the cost was approximately $1.1 million dollars; the apparatus will be located at Fire Station 36 (FS 36) in Jamul and will be independently staffed with 4 career firefighters with paramedic capabilities that will respond to emergencies throughout the region.
The San Diego County Fire Authority supports the delivery of high quality emergency medical and fire services to a 1.5 million-acre area of unincorporated San Diego County. The emergency services are provided by a combination of professionally trained volunteer and career staff. Additionally, the San Diego County Fire Authority coordinates regional fire prevention for unincorporated San Diego County.
Recent News and Updates
With summer well underway many of us have plans to hit the highway, ride the rails or fly the friendly skies in anticipation of some well-deserved vacation time. Be sure to pack some fire safety tips along with your swim suit, and take a moment upon check-in to familiarize yourself with your guest room accommodations and all related fire safety and evacuation features.
View our Fire Safety Tips page for some great information regarding Grilling Statistics from the NFPA as well as some videos that highlights important grilling safety tips.
As County residents do their part in preparation for wildfires by creating and maintaining defensible space; we would like to bring to your attention the regional resources available for 2016, as well as improvements the County has made in Wildland Emergency Coverage since the May 2014 fires.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.