The County of San Diego, Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians and the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District will be addressing several vegetation management projects in the area of the Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center over the next several weeks beginning the week of August 12, 2019.
The Williams Road/Old Highway 80 intersection will be trimmed back to provide better vehicular sightlines while the Tecate Project will reduce vegetation along the Old Highway 80 right-of-way effectively connecting 2 of the Campo Tribe’s fuel breaks.
All work is being performed by County of San Diego, Department of Public Works at their expense.
Please drive carefully and should there be any questions please contact:
Scott Timbs at (619)-478-1103. Thank you!
Campo Elementary School
On February 19, 2019, the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District provided a presentation to the students at Campo Elementary School. Firefighters provided gear demonstrations, discussed fire safety, and answered questions. Following the presentation, firefighters demonstrated T-65's tools and equipment with the students. Thank you Campo Elementary School for having us.
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.
Suspension of Burn Permits
The Campo Reservation Fire Protection District and Cal Fire San Diego have announced the suspension of all burning and burn permits within the County of San Diego. The suspension is effective June 3, 2019 and will remain in effect until further notice. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
On December 21, 2018, the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District engaged in burning operations in the area of Church Road and Highway 94. Burning operations during the winter assists fire personnel in the elimination of excess fuels, thereby improving protection of structures and other improvements.