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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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Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors Meeting – August 15, 2017

Alpine Fire Protection DistRegular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 5pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901.

 

VIEW AGENDA HERE: 1 ag08152017

 

Posted By:
Jenn James – Alpine Fire Protection District, Administrative Assistant
jjames@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

SRA Fire Prevention Fee Suspended

What appears to be a “trade off” for votes on a climate change measure, the Legislature has voted to suspend the State Responsibility Area (SRA) fee.  FDAC and other organizations have been trying to eliminate the SRA fee since its inception as it has a negative impact on local fire protection agencies’ ability to pass local revenue efforts.  Dollars raised by the SRA fee were not trickling down to local agency prevention efforts.

The fee suspension starts with the next round of bills, which would have mailed in spring 2018.  There will be no refunds to homeowners who have paid SRA fees since the fee passed in 2011.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed a class action lawsuit on SRA fees and at this time, will continue to move forward with it.

The Fire Prevention Fee is an annual fee assessed on owners of habitable structures located within the State Responsibility Area (SRA). Effective since July 8, 2011, the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection was required to establish the Fire Prevention Fee to pay for fire prevention services throughout the state in locations designated as SRA.

FDAC will continue to update its members on SRA issues.

 

http://www.fdac.org/

Phone: 916.231.2941
Email: cberry@fdac.org

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FIRE ALERT: Fire on 8 East & Tavern 7-20-17

Photo Credit: Alpine Resident Alyssa Gusich

UPDATE: 8:43pm –  Cal Fire is reporting that the Forward rate of spread has been STOPPED

7-20-17 8:30pm Alpine Ca 91901: BRUSH FIRE ALERT***** EB* and Tavern Rd, Alpine Fire on Scene of a 1 Acre Brush fire Running Up Bank. CHP is reporting a GIANT TREE IN FLAMES… No lane closures at this time. Fire is visible from freeway. Possibly started from some sort of spill from a car on freeway..

 

8:523pm: A resident is reporting that it is right next to the bridge on west victoria Dr.

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Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors Meeting – July 18, 2017

Alpine Fire Protection DistRegular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – 5pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901.

 

VIEW AGENDA HERE: ag07182017

 

Posted By:
Jenn James – Alpine Fire Protection District, Administrative Assistant
jjames@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

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Alpine Resident Asks ACPG to Communicate More Effectively and Urges More Residents to Attend Meetings

June 2017 – Just my opinion                        

 

I am an Alpine resident who attended the Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) meetings in September 2016 and again in May 2017. What follows are some of my thoughts about both meetings.

The September meeting primarily focused on the expiration of the Forestry Conservation Initiative and the resulting re-zoning of parcels in the Japatul Valley area which will pave the way for development and increase density.

The focus of the May meeting was: the Alpine Fire Department applying to the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to annex land into its boundary.

These two issues are related, though at first look, they may not appear to be. Because of the complexity of these and other issues affecting those of us that live in Alpine, I’d like to see a greater effort made by those on both the boards of the ACPG and the AFD to more effectively communicate the facts surrounding these issues in laymen’s terms so that the general population may gain a clear understanding of both sides.

The members representing us seem to forget that many of us are not accustomed to attending these kinds of meetings and in addition are beleaguered with the affairs of daily living. This is one reason we elect them to represent us.

We expect their conduct to exemplify fairness, to be courteous, and that they, at all times should exhibit self-control. What I am seeing worries me. One long-standing member whose conduct I observed is frankly lacking in these areas. He wrote in an online magazine that a representative of The Forestry during the September meeting was “tarred and feathered.” This leads readers to believe that all present at that meeting were of the same opinion. Indeed, many were as shocked as I was to read this. His choice of words was poor and speaks volumes about his character.

In the May meeting, it was his unruly behavior that concerned me. He exhibited blatant lack of self-control when he jumped out of his chair to challenge another member that he disagreed with and to threaten to prematurely close the meeting down. I didn’t like how the other members allowed him to rant in this bullying manner. His behavior was incited when the member he directed his rage at simply stated that the AFD chief was not telling the truth and that he had written a letter explaining the matter.

Meanwhile, another topic on the agenda was put on the back burner: a subcommittee report from The Alpine Design Review Board regarding plans to develop the east end of Alpine.

The majority of ACPG members are men. The presence of more women, as well as the addition of younger citizens, would help to balance the chemistry of the board. Consider coming to some meetings and offer your input; we need to hear from everyone.

 

M.H.

 

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Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors Meeting – June 20, 2017

Alpine Fire Protection Dist

Regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 5pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901. VIEW AGENDA HERE: ag_6_20_2017

Posted By:
Jenn James – Alpine Fire Protection District, Administrative Assistant
jjames@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

 

 

FIREHOUSE COOKOFF! Viejas vs. Alpine vs. Sycuan at the Alpine Library – June 15, 2017

Alpine Library’s 6th Annual FIREHOUSE COOKOFF! Viejas vs. Alpine vs. Sycuan – Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm! Meet your local firefighters, sample their cooking, and cast your vote for which department has the best culinary skills! This year’s theme is PEPPERS— each department will create a dish using the theme, and compete to see whose interpretation is best. Show up hungry! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info call (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com

 

Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors Meeting – May 16, 2017

Alpine Fire Protection Dist

Regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 5pm at  Fire Station #17 (Meeting Room) 1364 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA. 91901. VIEW AGENDA HERE: ag_5_16_2017

Posted By:
Jenn James – Alpine Fire Protection District, Administrative Assistant
jjames@alpinefire.org
1364 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901-3831
(619) 445-2635
fax (619) 445-2634

www.alpinefire.org

 

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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