East County News Service
January 26, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) — Soon, three portable trailer-mounted generators will provide power to local communities during local emergencies such as wildfires or earthquakes. The generators could be sent to temporary charging stations in neighborhoods without power, bringing electricity to people who rely on medical equipment.
Two remote fire stations in Boulevard and Jacumba will also be upgraded to microwave radio-based internet connectivity radios and several other stations will also receive upgraded radios.
The new equipment is made possible by a donation of nearly $100,000 from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation, which obtained the funds from San Diego Gas & Electric and allocated it to the County Office of Emergency Services to purchase the generators and radios. The generators will be pre-positioned for rapid deployment.
On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to accept the donation.