a few safety tips

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN SAFELY AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

FATAL PEDESTRIAN COLLISION IN EL CAJON

East County News Service
 
July 9, 2020 (El Cajon) – An elderly man was struck by a vehicle yesterday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of North Second Street in El Cajon.  He was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital by Heartland Fire Department medics, but died at the hospital.
 
According to Lt. Jason Taub with the El Cajon Police Department, a preliminary investigation and interviewing witnesses indicates that a silver Ford F-150 was traveling southbound on North Second in the left-hand turn lane, when the pedestrian was “illegally crossing from west to east between stopped vehicles.  The driver of the Ford had a green light and the pedestrian stepped in front of his moving vehicle and was struck.”

FROM THE FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER: HEATER SAFETY

 

By Fire Chief Sam Digiovanna

January 14, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - Cool weather is upon us and that means more home heating use.  This time of year, firefighters respond to an increase call load of “odor of gas in a structure” says Chief DiGiovanna.  You likely haven’t used your heating unit in several months.  It’s a good idea to have them checked before firing them up this winter.  Heating appliances should be serviced annually to keep them operating safely and efficiently. “A licensed heating contractor or Southern California Gas Co. Representative can provide this service for you.”