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First Responder Supporters

With special thanks, we are most grateful for the support and generous consideration made to The Red Guide to Recovery from the following Fire Department and First Responder Supporters:

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Alhambra Fire Department

The Alhambra Fire Department responds to approximately 5,000 fire, rescue, emergency medical and hazardous material incidents per year. On average, fire crews can respond to an emergency and begin working within four to six minutes from initial dispatch time. The Department maintains four engine companies, one truck, one urban search & rescue vehicle and two paramedic ambulances on a 24-hour basis out of four stations.

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Alpine Fire Protection District

The Alpine Fire Protection District is an “All Risk” agency that serves the community of Alpine. Our employees take great pride in providing excellent emergency and community services.
The employees of the Alpine Fire Protection District embody our District motto, “Service with PRIDE”.


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Arizona Fire Chiefs Association

The Arizona Fire Chiefs Association serves Chief Fire Officers by providing:

  • Leadership through involvement
  • Professional development through networking, education and information distribution
  • A forum to improve the fire service of Arizona
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Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District

The goal of the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District is to offer the most effective and efficient fire protection and emergency services within its community.
Today, we service a population of over 15,000 and over 160 businesses within five square miles. The Bonita-Fire Protection District employs a three-person Fire Board, 12 firefighters, one Fire Chief, a District Secretary/Office Manager and a Full-Time Office Assistant.

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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State’s 58 counties via contracts with local governments.
The Department’s firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average of more than 5,600 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn more than 172,000 acres annually.

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California Fire Chiefs Association

The mission of the California Fire Chiefs Association is to promote informed and progressive leadership in the California Fire Service that results in control and reduction of impacts from fire, emergency medical, natural or man-made disasters through legislation, prevention, training, standards, information and education.


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California State Firefighters Association

We are dedicated to ensuring our members a strong and united voice in the evolution of the fire service through unity in leadership, political action, education, training and quality member services.
Core Values
LEADERSHIP: Identify current & future trends for the Fire Service and seek relevant solutions
ETHICS: Commitment to serving our membership with integrity and transparent communication.
IMPACT: Affecting positive change through practical, creative, and flexible services, partnerships and political action.
VISION: CSFA will continually strive to be the premier Fire Service Trade Association serving our membership and the public.

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

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Chula Vista Fire Department

The Chula Vista Fire Department was created in 1921 and has since grown to 133 employees. The mission is to protect life, environment and property within the City’s 52 square mile area with a population of over 250,000 people. The majority of the Fire Department’s personnel are sworn professional firefighters, with the remaining staff providing administrative and fire prevention services. The City is served by nine strategically placed fire stations; each station is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and responds to over 15,000 calls. The Department provides Advance Life Support services and contracts with American Medical Response (AMR) to provide medical transport.

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Desert Hills Fire District

The purpose of the Desert Hills Fire District Community Association is to promote the health, safety and well-being of the people in the geographic area known as the Desert Hills Fire District, Mohave County, Arizona. Provide education, focusing on the rural qualities of the community with the boundaries of the District and to address community concerns using scientific, environmental and governmental resources.

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Encinitas Fire Department

The Encinitas Fire Department provides a wide array of public safety services. These services include fire protection, emergency response, medical aid, fire prevention, disaster preparedness, search and rescue, lifeguard services and community education programs. In 2010, the Fire Department responded to 5,128 calls involving fire and medical emergencies, including structure fires, vegetation fires, vehicle fires and medical aids, such as heart attacks, vehicle accidents, seizures and respiratory difficulties. The demand for our services continues to increase. Over a ten year period (2000-2010) the Department’s call volume increased by 27%, while the population of Encinitas increased by only 2.6% during that same period.

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Escondido Fire Department

The Escondido Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the City of Escondido and to the residents in the Rincon Del Diablo Fire Protection District. A staff of 90 full-time safety, 3 full-time chief officers, 7 full-time non-safety, 6 part-time non-safety, and 27 senior volunteers provides services to a population of approximately 153,614 in an area covering 50 square miles in North San Diego County, California. The Mission of the Escondido Fire Department is to serve the public and to safeguard the community from the impact of fire, medical, and environmental emergencies through education, emergency services, and enforcement.

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Heartland Fire & Rescue

In an effort to maximize our resources, create cost containment, maintain local control and continue to deliver a high level of service, the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove have come together to serve our communities.
Our mission is to provide safe communities through exceptional, professional service. Our organization values trustworthiness, resourcefulness, compassion, diversity, respect, community citizenship and commitment to excellence. Our 140 members strive to provide that service every day when responding to emergencies, assisting the public, performing code enforcement and providing public education. We are very proud of the exceptional job our team does.

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Intermountain Fire-Rescue Department

The mission of the Intermountain Fire-Rescue Department is to provide life safety and property conservation to those who need it. We will fulfill this through the extension of fire control, emergency medical care and rescue services.
We will remain a proactive and progressive force for the betterment of the fire service on a county, state and local level.
We pledge our commitment to abide by our Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment to ourselves and to those we serve.

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Los Angeles Fire Department

OUR MISSION…It is the mission of the Los Angeles Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider.
OUR FOCUS…The Department will focus its efforts on responding rapidly to emergencies, providing appropriate intervention and community education.
OUR CORE VALUES…To Residents: We owe the residents of Los Angeles the highest quality of service possible, characterized by responsiveness, integrity and professionalism. We will continually strive for quality improvement.
To Fire Department: We owe the Los Angeles Fire Department our full commitment and dedication. We will always look beyond the traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork and organizational effectiveness.
To Each Other: We owe each other a working environment characterized by trust and respect for the individual, fostering open and honest communication at all levels.
To Ourselves: We owe ourselves personal and professional growth. We will seek new knowledge and greater challenges, and strive to remain at the leading edge of our profession.

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Nevada Fire Chiefs Association

The purpose of the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association is to further the professional advancement of the Fire service; to ensure and maintain greater protection of life and property from fire, natural, or man-made disasters; to provide leadership and direction to the fire and emergency services in the State of Nevada; to promote policy; and, to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between fire service professionals.


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North County Fire Protection District

Since its inception in 1927, North County Fire Protection District’s mission has been to protect life, property and the environment within the District’s primary service area of approximately ninety square miles. The District serves an estimated population of 49,000 people and provides fire, emergency and medical services to the communities of Fallbrook, Rainbow and Bonsall. In addition, the District also provides emergency medical services for an additional forty square miles outside the primary service area. The District has two Divisions – Fallbrook and Rainbow.
Assisting the District in accomplishing its mission are 60 emergency services personnel, 5 Chief Officers, 9 non-suppression personnel, 20 reserve firefighters and 33 volunteer firefighters and support services volunteers, staffing its 6 stations, maintenance and administrative centers.
The District works closely with its community partners to provide education to schools, seniors and the public on fire prevention and other life-safety issues.

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North Lake Tahoe Fire District

Our Fire District is responsible for providing both emergency and non-emergency responses to the citizens of Incline Village/Crystal Bay, Nevada. We take pride in going above and beyond the normal expectations of our customers and constantly strive to improve our services.
Our Fire District is what we consider an “All Risk” Fire District. We respond to all types of emergency and/or public service situations. We have equipment to respond to traditional “fire service” calls such as structure fires, forest (wildland) fires, automobile wrecks and emergency medical services. In addition to these situations, we respond to back country emergencies, boats and and/or swimmers in distress, avalanche extrications, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle accidents, rope rescue, over the side (hill) rescues and searches. To help us accomplish these diverse needs, the fire district owns a heavy rescue squad, a rescue boat, two 800cc snowmobiles and two all-wheel drive squads in addition to the traditional fire and emergency medical equipment.

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Northwest Fire/Rescue District

Northwest Fire/Rescue District was formed in 1983 by residents of the northwest metropolitan Tucson area to ensure that the community received consistent, high-quality emergency services at a reasonable cost. Since its inception, the District has provided increasingly higher levels of fire protection and emergency medical services to a rapidly growing population. The District currently provides, emergency and community services to 110,000 residents and 3,300 commercial occupancies over a 140 square mile area.
Northwest Fire/Rescue District provides a wide range of dedicated services to its residential and commercial property owners. In addition to fire protection, ten Paramedic-equipped units located throughout the District provide advanced life support to medical calls within minutes.

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Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District

The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District was formed on October 14, 1946, under an order adopted by the County Board of Supervisors. At the time, the Fire District was comprised of one Chief and 15 volunteer suppression personnel who protected an estimated 3,800 residents.
Northwest Fire/Rescue District provides a wide range of dedicated services to its residential and commercial property owners. In addition to fire protection, ten Paramedic-equipped units located throughout the District provide advanced life support to medical calls within minutes.

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San Bernardino County Fire/Office of Emergency Services

The San Bernardino County Fire Department is an all-risk/full-service fire department committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient and cost effective manner to the citizens and communities that we serve.
At 20,160 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the continental United States and our jurisdiction encompasses 16,535 square miles of extremely diverse environments that stretch from the Los Angeles County line on the west, to the Colorado River on the east, to the Nevada State line and Kern and Inyo counties on the north. We provide services to more than 60 communities/cities and all unincorporated areas of the county.

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San Diego County Fire Authority

The San Diego County Fire supports the delivery of high quality emergency medical and fire services to a 1.5 million-acre area of unincorporated San Diego County. The emergency services are provided by a combination of professionally trained volunteer and career staff. Additionally, the San Diego County Fire coordinates regional fire prevention for unincorporated San Diego County.

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San Diego Fire Chiefs Association

The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association is a multi-agency collaboration created to promote leadership, excellence, fellowship and involvement. It’s mission is to provide leadership and support to deliver excellent fire and emergency services throughout the County of San Diego and to serve as a resource of information by providing education and mentoring for members through effective communication that influence issues impacting the fire community in a positive and mutually beneficial manner.

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

The City of San Diego’s Fire-Rescue Department provides San Diegans with emergency and non-emergency fire, medical and lifeguard services. The Department proudly lives up to its Mission Statement in every way possible: “To serve the community of San Diego by providing the highest level of emergency and rescue services, hazard prevention and safety education ensuring the protection of life, property and the environment.”

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San Francisco Fire Department

Established in 1866, the San Francisco Fire Department is rich in tradition and history. From the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 to the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, the Department has grown to meet the many challenges along the way. Today, the San Francisco Fire Department serves an estimated 1.5 million people, providing fire suppression and emergency medical services to the residents, visitors and workers within San Francisco’s 49 square miles.
The mission of the Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of San Francisco from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

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San Manuel Fire Department

San Manuel Fire Department’s mandate is to provide emergency and non-emergency services to protect the lives and property of tribal citizens, employees, patrons, and guests of the San Manuel reservation as well as to safeguard environmental, cultural and economic resources. The department is called upon to ensure fire safety on the reservation and to protect the lives of those within the community.


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San Marcos Fire Department

The mission of the San Marcos Fire Department is to provide the highest level of customer service by protecting life, property and the environment, through the delivery of innovative, fiscally responsible and ethical emergency services in our community.


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San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District

The San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District (the District) is the largest fire district in San Diego County. The Fire District’s 100 full-time employees provide suppression, prevention and emergency medical services to approximately 124,000 residents. Our suppression force responds to approximately 9,000 fire and medical-related emergencies annually.


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Santee Fire & Emergency Services

The City of Santee Fire Department began in July 1956. Their mission: “We protect life and property in our community through aggressive fire suppression, public education and emergency medical services, with leadership and professionalism.”


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Western Fire Chief’s Association

The Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) supports, promotes, and develops Chief Officers in the ten states and US territory of Guam that comprise the Western Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and furthers the interests of prevention, control, and mitigation of fire, life safety, and all hazards in our region.
WFCA Mission: To pursue the protection of life and property by leadership, education, and support for its members and affiliate organizations.
WFCA Member Commitment: To support its members by providing the following quality products and services:

  • The Daily Dispatch
  • Fire Service Bookstore
  • Fire-Rescue GPO
  • Association Management
  • National Fire Service Speakers Bureau
  • National Fire Service Library
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Valley Center Fire Protection District

The mission of the Valley Center Fire Protection District is to:

  • Save lives and protect property by providing the highest levels of fire protection at the lowest possible cost.
  • To achieve the best possible ISO Insurance Rating for the citizens and property owners of the District.
  • To remain financially solvent into and through the next century.

District History and Organization
The Valley Center Fire Protection District was formed by a majority vote of the people in 1982. We have a 5 member elected Board of Directors who governs the District. The Directors are elected, volunteer members of the community and the VCFPD. Read more…

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

The WFPS is responsible for coordinating and dispatching all emergency and non-emergency calls for service for EMS and Fire calls originating in Winnipeg. Read more about the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services.