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July 1, 2011 (San Diego County) --  This 4th of July CAL FIRE’S Volunteers In Prevention will be conducting Red Flag/Holiday Patrols throughout the County of San Diego serving as our “eyes and ears”.

Private Citizen Volunteers will be patrolling the backcountry, from 10 am to 4 pm, in marked private vehicles looking for fires or other dangers that may start a fire.

These high visibility patrols are designed to “see and be seen” by people in the backcountry. They visually remind people to be careful with anything that could start a fire. By saturating the backcountry with patrols the goal is to spot fires while they are still small. If a Patrol spots a fire, they report it to Net Control at CAL FIRE and firefighters will be dispatched to extinguish the blaze before it becomes large and damaging.

Remember, Be Fire Safe, Not Sorry!


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You forgot to mention these volunteers are Amateur Radio Operators, Hams.There is an entirely other story on how local Hams donated equipment to Cal Fire HQ to use for communications during Red Flag Patrols and emergencies. "When all else fails, Ham radio."