Tying in with this year’s theme for National Arson Awareness week – Prevent Wildfire Arson – is National Wildfire Awareness Week. On May 5th there will be an aerial firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, CAL FIRE and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will display the ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources that combat wildland fires in the region and culminates with a cooperative effort to extinguish a simulated wildland fire.
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
This week is National Arson Awareness Week, with this year's theme being 'Prevent Wildfire Arson'. This year the USFA is partnering for the first time with the U.S. Forest Service, National Wildfire Coordination Group, National Association of State Foresters and the Department of the Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire and is also partnering with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, International Association of Arson Investigators; National Volunteer Fire Council; National Fire Protection Association; Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control.
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.