Fire Danger Ratings
Have you noticed the fire danger rating signs on the Campo Reservation? The Campo Reservation Fire Protection District maintains two fire danger rating signs on the reservation; one is located on Buckman Springs Road in Old Campo, and the other is located on Church Road in front of Station 65.
Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel update the fire danger rating signs regularly, and provide maintenance to the signs. The District utilizes the United States Forest Service's Wildfire Assessment System (WFAS) to obtain accurate, up-to-date readings.
On April 7th, the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District engaged in burning operations along Church Road. The purpose of the burning was to eliminate vegetation that would act as fuel in the event of a wildfire on the Reservation. This elimination of fuel allows for better protection of residences and other improvements should a wildfire occur.
REACH Air Ambulance Training
Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel participated in a special training with REACH Air Medical Services. Personnel refreshed aircraft grounding skills and emergency procedures in the event of a crash. Special thank you to REACH Air Medical Services for taking the time to provide the training.
Rescinding of Burn Restrictions
The Campo Reservation Fire Protection District and Cal Fire San Diego have announced an end to the burning restrictions placed in effect in May 2017.
The Campo Reservation Fire Protection District may be burning in the area of Church Road and the Saint Carmel Cemetery. Should you observe smoke in the area, please do not report.
Residents may burn yard clippings and other green waste with a valid burn permit. Please contact the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District at (619) 478-2371 for a site inspection. Following a site inspection, a resident may be issued a burn permit.
Truck Operations & Rescue Training
In September, Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel participated in a rescue training with Truck 65. The drill, pictured, consisted of using Truck 65's ladder to perform a simulated rescue. Here, the ladder is used to hoist a simulated victim from the ground. In a real-life rescue situation, the skill could be used to remove victims from areas with difficult access.
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice (Recall No. 18-022)
On November 2, 2017, the United States Product Safety Commission announced the recall of approximately 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers. The fire extinguishers affected are constructed with plastic handles. When discharged, the plastic handles can fail, causing an impact hazard. For a replacement of affected fire extinguishers, contact Kidde:
(855)271-0773 - 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST, Saturday and Sunday or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.
Should you have any questions or wish to have your extinguisher identified as a possible recalled unit, please bring the unit(s) to the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, 7 days a week, and personnel will inspect your extinguisher. In addition, the illustrations below are useful in identifying the affected units.
In July, Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel refreshed drafting skills. Drafting is used in remote locations where water sources such as fire hydrants and stand pipes are not available. Here, Engineer Ortiz is filling a portable tank to provide a source of water. Water is "drafted" from the portable tank into the fire engine's main pump.