Sempra Energy Donates $20,000 for May 2014 Fire Equipment Replacement
Please help us replace equipment damaged in the May 2014 fires
San Diego County suffered fourteen significant wildfires in a five day period in May 2014 as the result of our drought conditions, high temperatures, and unusually early Santa Ana winds. These fires claimed 46 homes, 26,000 acres, and were an influence in two deaths, including one firefighter.
Our fire departments also suffered equipment loss, from burned hoses, to mechanical upkeep of fire engines, to face masks clogged with smoke and other particulate matter. This equipment must be replaced immediately as we continue into this severe fire season.
The Fire Foundation has received $105,000 in requests for replacement equipment from fire departments; these include fire hose, firefighter protective clothing, and fire engine repairs. Sempra Energy has donated $20,000 toward that need and the Fire Foundation is seeking funds to replace the remaining $85,000 in lost and damaged equipment.
Please, make a donation today.