CAL FIRE Firefighters Local #2881 – Serving the Professional Firefighters in San Diego County
The 10th District of CAL FIRE Firefighters of Local #2881 is made up of nearly 500 firefighting members operating out of over 45 Fire Stations and facilities. Our members staff CAL FIRE All Risk Fire Engines, Municipal Paramedic Engines, Ladder Trucks, Command and Support Vehicles, Paramedic Transport Ambulances, Fire Rescue Helicopters, Urban Search and Heavy Rescue Units, Water Rescue Units, Brush Patrols, Water Tenders, Fire Crew Carrying Vehicles and Air Coordination Aircraft. Every aspect of the County Fire Operation in San Diego has members from Local #2881 involved, providing professional service. We are the Firefighters of San Diego County Fire, the Deer Springs Fire Protection District, the Ramona Fire Department and the Yuima Municipal Water District.
Local #2881 – 10th District officers work hard everyday to ensure that we protect our members wages, working conditions and benefits. In addition, we stay active in local politics that deal with fire protection in San Diego County. We ensure that our members are represented as the world class firefighters they are. The County has seen tremendous growth in Fire Protection Services and has invested over $450 Million Dollars over the last 10 years. This dramatic increase in funding, infrastructure and staffing has been balanced with an open door relationship with our CAL FIRE San Diego County Fire Management Team, ensuring #1 that the needs of those we service comes first.
www.facebook.com/CALFIRE.SDCFA/photos/a.706566349392199/2286156474766504?type=3&sfns=moHow many pounds does a firefighter carry during a wildland fire? We weighed in today at the logistics center and all that extra gear can weigh more than 80+ pounds. The total weight of a firefighter’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plus the tools needed for the job will vary on initial attack. Some other things to consider are the weight of the tools in pockets, water-soaked clothing/boots, hand tools and/or charged hose lines. PPE for wildfire suppression is lighter than structural firefighting gear and is designed to be worn for long periods of time. #wildlandfirefighter #californiafirefighter #sandiegocounty #calfiresandiego #calfire ... See MoreSee Less
Tragedy has once again struck our organization. It has been an incredibly difficult year for our L2881 Members and their families. Please click the link below that will take you to our Benevolent Fund. Any assistance would be appreciated.
This fund is being set up to assist the Papandrea Family as they deal with the unforeseen medical emergency that their son is suffering. Joe is a CAL FIRE Riverside County Fire Department, Fire Captain stationed in the City of Lake Elsinore. This serious medical emergency will keep their son hospitalized for an unknown duration. Their son is surrounded by family and friends, as he receives care. Donations will help Joe’s family in this time of need to cover the costs associated with his care, treatment, and recovery.
CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire utilizes Rescue Ambulances often referred to as “RAs”. RAs are staffed by paramedics which respond to challenging emergencies that may require the use of the jaws of life and/or rope rescue. The diverse and challenging areas of San Diego County requires a wide variety of specialized firefighting and life safety apparatus. #twoisbetterthanone #rescuemedics #ambulances #engineer #paramedic #ranchita #sandiegocounty #sandiegocountyfire #calfiresandiego #calfire ... See MoreSee Less