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EMS Community Meeting for Improving Emergency Medical Services in Alpine & Backcountry – August 21, 2017

We Want Your Feedback!

The County of San Diego’s Emergency Medical Services wants your feedback about improving emergency medical services in San Diego County’s backcountry communities. Monday August 21, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm at the Alpine Library 1752 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide input during upcoming community meetings. Look for County EMS personnel, and their well-marked vehicles in the parking lot, in designated locations during these times to discuss proposed ground ambulance service adjustments, as well as other questions, comments and concerns you may have about the EMS delivery in San Diego County. For more information or to submit feedback, contact Lilia.Smith@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858)505-6382. Additional meetings will take place in Julian, Valley Center, Deer Springs, Campo, Crest, Solana Beach & Mssion Gorge. SEE FULL SCHEDULE HERE: EMS (USA) Community Forums_Flyer.FINAL 08 17 17

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FIRE ALERT! Fire Brush Burning Between Tavern Off Ramp and Alpine Blvd 7-13-17

(Photo courtesy 10 news)

UPDATE 11:34 FIRE IS OUT!   LANE AND EB TAVERN OFF RAMP R WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR UNKNOWN  LENGTH OF TIME — APPEARS THE FIRE IS OUT, JUST SMOLDERING NOW

7-13-17 FIRE ALERT!!!

Brush Fire at EB Interstate 8 and Tavern. From what CHP is saying it appears to be contained between alpine Blvd and the Tavern Off ramp. A SIG ALERT has been issued for the 1-8 E off ramp area. Fire crews are on it hard… below is 10 news photo and this is what CHP is reporting

11:18 AM 20 [60] ^SIGN TK 624 – ENRT FRM SANTEE CT YRD
11:17 AM 19 [59] FIRE APPEARS TO BE CONTAINED TO THE SOUTH SHOULDER AREA
11:14 AM 18 [58] 1039 124-L
11:13 AM 17 [57] ^ISSUE SIGALERT, EB I-8 TO TAVERN OFF-RAMP, OFFRAMP CLOSED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
11:13 AM 16 [56] BC RCS FOR SIGALERT
11:13 AM 15 [55] ^ISSUE SIGALERT, EB I-8 W/OF TAVERN RD, #3 LANE CLOSED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
11:12 AM 14 [54] S6 – ISSUE SIG ALERT, UNK DURATION EB 8 JWO TAVERN, #3 LANE AND TAVERN OFR SHUT DOWN FOR FIRE
11:09 AM 13 [51] ^CT 624 SIGN TK WILL BE ENRT
11:05 AM 12 [48] 85 HAS THE #3 LANE SHUT DOWN, STA M IS SHUTTING DOWN TAVERN OFR
11:02 AM 11 [47] UNITS COPY EB 8 JWO HARBISON , POSS ANOTHER SPOT FIRE
11:01 AM 10 [44] [Appended, 11:02:14] [1] RP TO STAM ANOTHER FIRE AT THE 1 MILE TO HARBISON
10:59 AM 9 [37] 85 IS 1097 EB JWO TAVERN, JWO START OF OFR , WILL NEED CALTRANS TO RESPOND FOR LONG TERM AND FD BATTALION CHIEF IS 1097
10:58 AM 8 [35] [Notification] [CHP]-STAM 97, TWO HOT SPOTS ON RS , WILL NEED UNITS FOR CLOSURE [Shared]
10:58 AM 7 [34] [Notification] [CHP]-STAM 97 ADV THE EB #2 LN NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN [Shared]
10:57 AM 6 [31] RP GARRETT – 2 SMALL FIRES ON THE RHS – TRANS TO HLFD – THEY ARE GOING 1097 NOW
10:52 AM 5 [9] PER ANOTHER CALLER MULTIPLE SMALL FIRES ON RS
10:51 AM 4 [1] FIRE JUST STARTING ON THW FWY SIDE C
10:43 AM 3 [23] [Appended, 10:54:57] [8] RP ADVS AREA IS CHARRED, SO NO FUEL FOR THE FIRE
10:41 AM 2 [17] [Appended, 10:54:57] [2] CONSIDERABLE AMT OF SMOKE RISING
10:41 AM 1 [16] [Appended, 10:54:57] [1] SAME AREA AS FIRE A FEW DAYS AGO

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FIRE ALERT! Fire off the I-8 Freeway Between Lake Jennings and Dunbar Rd. 7-11-17

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5:19 UPDATE FROM ALPINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT:

Evacuation warning issued for all of Peutz Valley and lower part of Deer Creek Estates.  This is a WARNING ONLY just be prepared in case an evacuation is called.

Will know in 2 – 3 hrs. if the fire turns.
The next couple of hours are the most critical.

It has crested the top of the hill above the Deer Creek Estates but hoping it will be stopped at Bullard Lane and Montana Serena.

Evacuation sites: 

Granite Hills High School 1719 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon;

Joan McQueen Middle School 2001 Tavern Road Alpine

 

Cal Fire Update 4:29 p.m.

Fire at 400 acres and 0% contained

 

Cal Fire Update 5:01 p.m.

Forward rate of fire has been stopped and is now 400 acres. 

Road closure has been lifted for westbound I-8 freeway and eastbound

 

4:11 UPDATE – EVACUATION ADVISORY has been given for the areas of PEUTZ VALLEY, HUNTER PASS and Portions of harbison Canyon. Evacuation shelter is at shelter at Joan MacQueen Middle School, located at 2001 Tavern Road in Alpine or granite Hills High School

UPDATE: 4:05pm – the fire is currently burning SOUTH towards CREST and harbison canyon. IPN is reporting NO CONTAINMENT. THE fire is 300 acres with the potential for 2,500

UPDATE: 2:53pm Mandatory evacuations for the areas of Viewside Ln., Alpine Blvd in El Cajon are in effect. Viewside Ln. runs parallel on the south side of I-8 before Dunbar Lane.  (MAP IT HERE)  2:42pm Fire has grown to 300 acres. The fire is running South and has a potential for 2500 acres. Those evacuated can seek shelter at Joan MacQueen Middle School, located at 2001 Tavern Road in Alpine.

2:31pm All lanes closed in both directions, I-8 eastbound at Tavern, I-8 Westbound at Dunbar. You can get current updates on what they are calling the #Jenningsfire from Cal Fire’s website here: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1654

 

Lat/Lon: 32.845409 -116.877244 http://www.google.com/maps/place/32.845409%20-116.877244
UPDATE 3PM : Viewside lane at Dunbar is being evacuated.

 

The fire is in between Lake Jennings Road and Dunbar and it’s appears to be climbing the hill to the South. They are dumping water on it and have closed the freeway it appears I got some good footage from old Hwy 80 as I was coming home from the airport. Alpine doesn’t appear to be in danger at the moment but we’re going to watch this carefully.

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CPR & AED Certification Class at the Alpine Woman’s Club – June 10, 2017

Would you know how to respond if your child stopped breathing, someone you love had a heart attack or a person drown?

Save-A-Heart will be conducting a CPR/AED Certification class on Saturday June 10th from 9 to 11am at the Alpine Woman’s Club (Town Hall) 1830 Alpine Blvd. This class provides you with a 2-year certification and covers adult, child and infant CPR, Heimlich maneuver, drowning and AED certification. A portion of the proceeds from this class will go towards the Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. So far they have given away $110,000 in scholarships. A must have class for parents, grandparents and babysitters. Cost for Adults $40 and Children 8 years to 17 years $20.  To register please call (619) 445-4569 or email Carlette Anderson at Carletteanderson@aol.com

 

Wildfire Preparedness Day at the Alpine Community Center – May 20, 2017

Alpine’s National Prizewinning Project at the Alpine Community Center

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) is hosting a “Wildfire Preparedness Day” at the Alpine Community Center from 9am-12noon. Come see the fuel-reduction demonstration project along Alpine Creek (behind the Alpine Academy/Julian Charter School). This project will showcase the work of the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council and East County Transitional Living Center and demonstrate to homeowners what a good defensible space project should look like. Volunteers will have the chance to participate in protecting and enhancing native plants on-site or helping with clean up along the creek. Local organizations on hand to talk about their programs and answer questions include:
* Alpine Fire Protection District
* Sunrise Powerlink Grants Program
* Back Country Land Trust
* Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council
* East County Transitional Living Center
* State Farm Insurance / Laurie Hallihan

BBQ lunch provided by Kiwanis Club of Alpine! Funding for this project provided by grants from the: California Fire Safe Council, National Fire Protection Association, State Farm Insurance, with in-kind contributions from Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council, Back Country Land Trust, Alpine Community Center and Alpine Kiwanis Club.

Back Country Land Trust
619.504.8181
backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com

http://www.backcountrylandtrust.org

http://www.wrightsfield.org

www.facebook.com/BackCountryLandTrust

www.facebook.com/WrightsField

 

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CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Program Burn in Pine Valley – March 15-20, 2017

Cal Fire LogoCAL 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

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FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR for East County Residents – March 2, 2017

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 realeastcountyfsc@yahoo.com

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GAFSC Hosts Town Hall Meeting About Defensible Space, Fuel Reduction & Wildfire Preparation – October 25, 2016

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

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Woman Hit and Killed Walking Dog in Alpine – June 22, 2016

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*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.

 

6-22-16 Lost dog from accident on South Grade BooBoo call 858-201-0712 copyPosted by Angie – ACN ADMIN

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COMMUNITY ALERT: Fire Training Drills in East Alpine / Viejas Area – June 6-8, 2016

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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 jmoore@alpinefire.org

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