Volunteer Fire Departments Rule

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of volunteer firefighters have more than 5 years of service. There are an estimated 29,727 fire departments in the U.S. Of these, 2,651 departments were all career, 1,893 were mostly career, 5,421 were mostly volunteer and 19,762 were all volunteer.


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The Town of Julian is a California Historic Landmark (old gold mining town) and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Lake Cuyamaca is popular for fishing, camping, hiking and horse riding trails. JCFPD is responsible for fire protection and emergency medical services for the residents in this geographic area, as well as the influx of tourists and motorcyclists.


Cal Fire almost out of money, agency says


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGTV and AP) — Ahead of a fire season that usually picks up in the fall, Cal Fire says it’s almost out of money.

The agency’s director Ken Pimlott said in a letter to lawmakers that the agency spent $432 million through the end of August, leaving only about $11 million left for the rest of the year.

Cal Fire says it needs roughly $234 million more. The agency plans to use the additional funds to add firefighters and helicopters.

Fire season generally picks up in the fall, when high temperatures ad winds combine with dry forest and grasslands, creating dangerous conditions.

Cal Fire has requested extra money in seven of the last 10 years, but this is the first time the agency has asked for additional funds this early.

The legislature budgets for firefighting based on historical average costs.

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The safety of our residents & visitors in the backcountry is paramount. We’re proud to support our Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District & we thank them for always ensuring the safety of our community. We couldn’t be in better hands than those of our neighbors, friends & colleagues. Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers that support Julian & San Diego’s backcountry. #backcountrystrong  #goodwins #JCFPD


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