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San Diego County is Ready to Respond to Wildfires and Encourages Residents to Prepare

07/22/21

 

San Diego County is prepared, and ready to respond, to wildfires. This week Chair Nathan Fletcher along with Supervisor Joel Anderson, CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Protection District, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Fire-Rescue and other regional partners laid-out their plans for responding quickly to wildfires, highlighted recent investments in wildfire prevention and urged residents to proactively protect their homes.

“We are ready to respond to wildfires,” said Chair Fletcher, who also serves as President of the San Diego County Fire Protection District. “Our County, together with our partners across the region, have the training, equipment and experience in fire prevention, protection and suppression; the duties they perform under very difficult circumstances are heroic.”

Chair Fletcher is also Chair of the Unified Disaster Council and says investments in fire prevention and response are paramount to the County’s core responsibilities to its citizens.

“Over the years our region has invested heavily in resources to support wildfire preparedness, but the increased fire danger from drought and climate change require us to do more,” Chair Fletcher continued. “Going forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues and regional leaders to explore more options to increase protections for our region.”  READ MORE