East County News Service
March 18, 2017 (Jamul) -- Leading up to what could be a busy fire season in San Diego County, the Jamul Indian Village will officially hand over the keys and deliver a new $1 million ladder truck and $500,000 pumper truck to the San Diego County Fire Authority on Tuesday.
The delivery is part of the multi-million dollar, comprehensive Fire and Life Services Agreement reached between the Tribe and the County of San Diego to substantially improve the overall fire safety of the region.
The fully-equipped ladder truck and pumper truck enhance emergency services for the Jamul area following the opening of the Tribe’s $400-million economic development project, Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego.
Elected officials and Tribal Council leaders will be at the presentation of the new fire trucks on Tuesday, March 22 at 10 a.m. in the Hollywood Jamul Casino porte-cochere, 14191 Highway 94 in Jamul.
The Jamul Indian Village (JIV) is one of 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation, tracing its roots in Southern California back 12,000 years. Federally recognized as a sovereign nation in 1981, the Jamul Indian Village strives to protect and preserve the heritage and cultural traditions of the Kumeyaay people and to promote the self-reliance of the Tribe through education, housing, health care and employment opportunities, also working to improve quality of life for neighbors.
For more information about JIV, visit www.jamulindianvillage.com.