Wildfire: Are You Prepared?
Wildfires are a constant threat for those of us living in Southern California, especially within wildland-urban interface areas like Rancho Santa Fe and its surrounding communities. The Fire Protection District employs a hazard abatement inspector who surveys properties for fire hazards and mails violation notices to property owners not in compliance with District Ordinance 2004-02 and 2011-01.
Residents within the RSFFPD service area should begin to receive a letter reminding them of the local hazard abatement requirements. Learn more about how you can safeguard not only your home, but your entire community, with the following resources:
Life Safety System Maintenance Community Presentation
Smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers are important tools in keeping families safe during a house fire. The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will be a conducting a presentation to help community members understand their home fire protection system, including home fire sprinklers, and the proper way to maintain it. The forum, which is open to all residents of the RSFFPD, will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the San Diego County Library 4S Ranch branch. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Julie Taber, 858-756-6008 or email@example.com. Learn more about the presentation on the event page.
When someone suffers cardiac arrest, every second counts. The longer a patient goes without Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the less likely their chance of survival. Unfortunately, that is what happens all too often. According to the American Heart Association, 70% of Americans feel helpless during emergency situations and hesitate to act.
To help ease fears and increase the chances of patients getting the assistance they need, the AHA has developed Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR involves two simple steps: 1. Call 9-1-1 and 2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Learn more on our Hands-Only CPR page.
Fire District Receives Grant from G.S. Levine and Fireman's Fund
Rancho Santa Fe firefighters can breathe easier thanks to a $6,525 grant awarded by G.S. Levine Insurance Services and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. The grant funds self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) cylinders, which provide a continuous flow of clean, breathable air when firefighters are in a contaminated environment with smoke, fire or other hazardous materials. It is one of the most important pieces of equipment for firefighters to have.
“On average, a firefighter may use up two or more air cylinders during a fire in a single family dwelling,” said Fire Chief Tony Michel. “This grant will help ensure our firefighters have the equipment they need to stay safe while saving lives in emergency situations. We are very appreciative of this grant.”
Just a reminder that our Administrative Offices, which were once housed at Station 1, are now located in the Plaza at the entrance to the community of Cielo, across Calle Ambiente from Station 4. The new location is more centrally located to all areas of the district and will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers. Services offered included plan submissions, plan checks, car seat installations, accounts payable, and other administrative or prevention matters.