A bit of the history of the JCFPD

Marie & Larry “Hutch” Hutchinson present some of the history of the starting of the Julian Volunteer Fire Company, now the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District.

He was one of the founding fathers of the Julian Volunteer Fire Company in 1973. He continued his community service with the Fire Company until 1995. He started out as a firefighter, then progressed up the ranks to engineer, captain, asst. Chief, and became Chief in 1983. One of his favorite projects was the building of the Julian Fire House. It took three years of hard work to raise the funds to build the station. Then another two years to construct the building.

The work was done mainly on the weekends, since the volunteer firefighters and local residents did most of the labor. He was a very proud man the day the town celebrated the “Grand Opening” of the Fire Station. He was one of the committee members that formed the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire District that combined the two volunteer Companies into one department. He also encouraged the young people, including his own children to participate in the Volunteer Fire Program for Junior Firefighters. Many of these young members went on to choose a career in fire fighting.


Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire-


Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers. Featuring footage from the IBHS Research Center showing ember experiments on full-scale structures, this primer helps explain the basic steps to protect homes, and shows where to find more information.