CAL FIRE will be continuing the Vegetation Management Program (VMP) burn south of Pine Valley which began on Wednesday March 15, 2017. The burn will be conducted in order to clear an additional 85 acres in the area of the Corte Madera Ranch. The Monday March 20, 2017 burn is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 A.M. and is expected to continue into the afternoon. Smoke is expected to be visible in the immediate area as well as along the Interstate 8 corridor. CAL FIRE will be assisted on Monday’s burn by members from the Border Agency Fire Council (BAFC), an organization made up of 29 American and Mexican governmental agencies and organizations that represent fire protection and law enforcement officials, emergency responders, natural resource managers, elected officials and consular representatives from the binational area.
- The BAFC’s stated goals are to:
Establish and maintain relationships with U.S. and Mexican government agencies.
Strengthen awareness and cooperation on preserving biodiversity.
Continue effective fire prevention, suppression and emergency response.
CAL FIRE remains a committed member of the Border Agency Fire Council and embraces cross border training and mutual aid response in assistance to our cooperators on both sides of the border. For more info please contact Issac Sanchez Fire Captain/PIO (619) 922-4528
All are invited to the FREE Emergency Fair on March 2, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Mountain Empire High School (3305 Buckman Springs Rd., Pine Valley, Ca. 91962) Learn how to prepare before during and after a Fire, Earthquake, Wind Storm, Flood, Drought or Terror Attack. We are encouraging as many people as possible to attend. There will be a lot of organizations and agencies with very important information to share. The event goes for three hours, so there is plenty of time to drop by. There will be prizes and snacks. Brought to you by the Real East County Fire Safe Council. For more info please call (201) 890-3344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council (GAFSC) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and is going to hold a town hall meeting on Oct. 25th, 2016 where it will share the floor with other organizations active in defensible space and fuel reduction. Join the celebration at the Alpine Library (1752 Alpine Blvd) in the Community Room from 6-8:00 PM to learn about the Defensible Space and Fuel Reduction Programs that are available to Alpine residents from GAFSC and its partners. For more information and to register visit the GAFSC website at www.GreaterAlpineFSC.org
*Photo credit Fox5sandiego.com
UPDATE: June 24, 2016 – The missing dogs have both been found. The woman who was killed is identified as Andy Smith. Her husband submitted the following comment to the Alpine Community Network, “She was my wife. I can’t start to thank everyone in this community who helped us find her dogs. Both are home and recovering. Andy lived in Alpine for nearly 40 years. Wrights field was her new found enjoyment since retiring from 26 years service at Childrens Hospital and she always took two different dogs with her when she walked. She will be missed.” – Robert Montgomery
Original Story Below:
June 22, 2016 HORRIBLE NEWS ALPINE There has been an ACCIDENT this morning – AUTO VS PEDESTRIAN – SOUTH GRADE & VIA VIEJAS (That would be the entrance to the old ranch near Wright’s Field) ***** Per IPN Alert – 7:27am – They are reporting it as a DOA. I do not know any names or the details – I only know it was a woman and they are now looking for her dog who is loose in wrights field. Reports say the dog is a large thin tan dog with short hair and floppy ears. SOUTH GRADE IS CLOSED RIGHT NOW from Via Viejas to Calle De Los Compadres. I am praying for her family right now:-(
UPDATE 6-22-16 4:30pm – Just was told that there were actually 2 DOGS that were with this woman today and ONE OF THEM WAS FOUND. The other has been seen in many places in and near Wrights field but no one can seem to catch her. She is a female shepheard mix that looks a bit like a coyote. If she is seen please call Drew at 619-977-3630 or call 858-201-0712.
Below is a photo of the missing dog named “BooBoo” – She has a collar on and is dragging a black leash.
Posted by Angie – ACN ADMIN
Fire Training in East Alpine/ Viejas Area June 6-8, 2016
San Diego County Fire Chiefs in cooperation with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and the community of Alpine, will be conducting their annual Fire Preparedness Exercise June 6 – 8, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m… Emergency Service Agencies from throughout San Diego County will come together to prepare for the upcoming fire season.
Regional firefighting forces will come together for training inclusive of emergency communications, firefighter survival, structure defense and hose deployments under simulated emergency conditions. Also participating in this three day training event will be firefighting aircraft from throughout San Diego County. These water- dropping aircraft will join ground forces in coordinated fire attacks under simulated fire conditions. Approximately 750 firefighters will be participating in the training exercises over the three days.
For more info please contact Sonny Saghera, Public Information officer (619) 490-9897 or Jean Moore, Alpine Fire Protection District (619) 445-2635 x 301 email@example.com
MEET THE NEW BIRD IN TOWN! Join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for he new “REACH Medical Helicopter Base” in Alpine on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 11 AM – 2 PM at 5400 Willows Road, Alpine, CA. 91901. REACH now has 5 medically equipped helicopters and 1 airplane in Southern California to transport patients quickly and safely to needed care. Our team of highly trained nurses, paramedics and pilots are available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week, 365 days a year to provide experienced and dedicated care to all members of the community. For more info please call (800) 338-4045 or visit www.ReachAir.com
Keep your family, home, and business fire-safe! Join us for a FREE WILDFIRE COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY! SATURDAY, APRIL 23 from 9am to 3:30pm at Barona Creek Golf Club (1932 Wildcat Canyon Road Lakeside, CA.) San Diego families, community Fire Safe Councils, and business owners are invited to a FREE day-long fire safety forum. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family, learn about fire safety, enjoy a free lunch, and even meet Smokey Bear! Be sure to RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-559-0082 to ensure enough food and handouts for everyone! Sponsored by the California Fire Safe Council, in partnership with Farmers Insurance and the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County.
LANE CLOSURE AT PEUTZ VALLEY BRIDGE ON I-8 WEST TODAY 11am to 3pm
I received this info from a resident who’s My husband is a sub contractor for Caltrans. They wanted to notify residents today of lane closure on the 8 fwy in hopes to eliminate a back up and accidents.
Date: Today 11/10
Time: 11:00am-3:00 pm (approx)
Location: West bound 8 fwy at the Peutz Valley bridge. There will be one lane closed leaving only one lane open for traffic.
Posted By: Angela Brookshire (Alpine Community Network Director)
Fire Training Today – Friday in East Alpine/ Viejas.
Use caution on East Alpine Blvd and in the Viejas area today. Fire crews from fire agencies though out San Diego County will be participating in annual wildland fire training. Crews will practice techniques and review safety training. It is expected that about 50 fire engines will be at the training each day.
THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY Fire Chiefs and the Viejas Indian Reservation, with cooperation from the community of Alpine, will conduct their annual Fire Preparedness Exercise April 22 – 24, 2015. Numerous emergency service agencies from throughout San Diego County will come together to prepare for the upcoming fire season.
For the sixth straight year, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has provided funding for the event and again is sending line crews and utility equipment to participate in one of the training exercises. In addition, the utility is lending one of its mobile command and communications centers as part of the operational set-up.
“We are pleased to partner with the fire agencies in this important safety training exercise to help first-responders be prepared for the various issues they could face in a wild land fire,” said John Sowers, SDG&E’s vice president of electric distribution operations.
As part of the training, SDG&E crews will simulate a situation involving downed power lines to help fire crews recognize a potential hazard they typically might not expect to encounter.
Regional firefighting forces will come together for training inclusive of emergency communications, firefighter survival, structure defense and hose deployments under simulated emergency conditions. Also participating in this three day training event will be the areas firefighting aircraft. These water- dropping aircraft will join ground forces in coordinated fire attacks under simulated fire conditions. Approximately 750 firefighters will be participating in the training exercises over the three days.
This training event is a key element in maintaining firefighter preparedness as we move into the hot, dry summer months and the region’s traditional fire season.
Alpine Fire Protection District
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635 x 301
fax (619) 445-2634
April 15, 2015 ACCIDENT THIS MORNING AROUND 4AM on SOUTH GRADE RD. IN ALPINE. This happened right at the curve at SCENIC VIEW. (Map it) The news report states that it was a teenaged BOY from lakeside, Ca. He was airlifted to the hospital and was alive, but is stated to have life threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation. California Highway Patrol officials said they found open beer cans inside the car so they believe alcohol likely played a factor.
See the news footage here: