Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Update
I would like to take a moment and update our community on several major things
happening with your fire district.
New Station – The new station is going well. The administrative building and barracks are almost complete. Kitchen cabinets, toilets, sinks, finish electrical, floor treatments, paint and doors are almost complete. The garage is going up fast. Paving, septic and water system are all almost complete. We are looking at project completion around the end of February.
The Board of Directors is planning a community open house and you are all invited to come and tour the new station. The event is still in the planning phase but the date is set for April 22, 2017.
New Ambulance – The District has a brand new ambulance. It was put into service about 2 months ago. The unit is a 2016 Dodge 4500 with a Cummings turbo diesel engine. It has four wheel drive and automatic chains and was custom designed for our use in the San Diego backcountry including auxiliary A/C for trips to the desert in the summer and extra heating for the winter.
The District also purchased a used ambulance from Borrego Fire Protection District to function as a backup ambulance.
New Zoll Monitor – The San Diego Fire Foundation funded a Grant request from the JCFPD to purchase a new Zoll monitor. This state-of-the-art piece of equipment will ensure our paramedics and EMTs are equipped with the latest life saving technology. This is the 12 lead monitor that is used on patients to give medics and hospitals critical information about patient vitals to ensure the best treatment of our patient.
These are just some of the highlights of what we have been up to this last year. The JCFPD is running about 500 calls per year. These calls are staffed by our JCFPD ambulance staff, volunteer firefighters, reserve firefighters and Cal Fire . The JCFPD is also planning on conducting a reserve academy this spring along with the already aggressive training programs in place.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the members of our community for your continued support of our fire district and also thank all of our volunteer firefighters, reserves, Board of Directors and Julian Fire Plugs for their endless hours of volunteer time and commitment to the success of our District.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.