A grant of $25,000 was received by the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District. New equipment and tools that can help protect firefighters from toxic byproducts will not only keep them safer, but increase capabilities in the field. Wildfires destroyed 900,000 acres last year in California alone. During 2016, wildfires including the Soberanes fire have consumed more than 300,000 acres to date.
The RSF Review reports:
"The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) recently announced a $25,000 grant from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation (Fire Foundation) that will be used to purchase firefighter personal protection equipment (PPE) for the district’s volunteer firefighters following the recent merger of RSFFPD and Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove Fire Department. The Fire Foundation presented the grant check to RSFFPD at the district’s annual Pancake Breakfast Oct. 9."