Supervisor Ron Roberts recognizes SDG&E and Fire Foundations for their leadership
May 15, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- In an action that will improve communications and awareness for first responders during wildfires and other natural disasters, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today accepted two grants totaling $164,500 for the installation of 70 Mobile Data Computers on CAL FIRE firefighting rigs in the backcountry.
The donations provided by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation were made possible by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and will be instrumental in protecting the region and our communities from future fires.
Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) are an instrumental dispatch tool used by the Fire Authority to provide navigation, display Pre-Plans identifying potential hazards, and a way to communicate with dispatchers in real-time during an emergency, further enhancing situational awareness.
“One of our goals is to make San Diego the most natural-disaster resilient region in the nation,” said Supervisor Ron Roberts. “Over the past decade, the Board has collaborated with local agencies, SDG&E and non-profit foundations to improve wildland fire prevention and response efforts. Today, our region’s wildfire preparedness is unrivaled.”
Partnering with SDG&E, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation, today’s donation is set to provide new MDCs, further upgrading the tools that the region’s first responders have to serve our rural communities.