fire consolidation

CITY OF LA MESA HIGHLIGHTED AS PART OF STRONG CITIES | STRONG STATE CAMPAIGN


January 28, 2012 (Sacramento) -- The
city of La Mesa was profiled as part of the ongoing “Strong Cities | Strong State” campaign highlighting local government success stories across California.  “Strong Cities | Strong State” is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).

“La Mesa is celebrating its Centennial in 2012 and it is fitting that La Mesa is highlighted as a Strong City with its long tradition of successful community projects,” says Mayor Art Madrid.

COUNTY ADOPTS PLAN TO CONSOLIDATE FIRE AGENCIES

By Miriam Raftery

Funds allocated for facilities, equipment and technology—but no money to hire more firefighters

"You are sitting on $700 million in reserves at a time when San Diego County has had more people burn to death in wildfires in the past decade than anywhere else in the nation,” - Steve Whitburn, candidate for Supervisor

September 15, 2010 (San Diego) – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to consolidate rural fire agencies and create a regional fire protection plan recommended by a Fire Deployment Study. The Board also named Cal-Fire's Howard Windsor to head up the County Fire Authority.

 

“There’s more to do, but we’re moving forward,” Supervisor Dianne Jacob said. The plan allocates $15.5 million a year to the County fire agency, but Supervisors approved only $5 million this year for start-up efforts.

THREE EAST COUNTY CITIES SIGN JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT FOR SHARED FIRE PROTECTION

 

Photos by Monica Zech

October 15, 2009 ) -- In La Mesa today, city leaders, fire department chiefs and staff from El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove, gathered for the official signing of a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JPA). This agreement will create a shared management team to coordinate fire and emergency medical services, firefighter training, fire prevention, emergency planning, and community preparedness.