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News ImageSan Diego County Releases New Emergency Preparedness App
October 1, 2012  Disaster Preparedness Starts With You- Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different disaster situations.
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News ImageAlert San Diego (Reverse 911) Information
September 19, 2012  The County of San Diego, in partnership with Twenty First Century Communications, Inc., has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within San Diego County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster.
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News ImageThe Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Preparedness Exercise Coming October 18th, 2012.
September 19, 2012 

You are invited to join millions of people who will Drop, Cover, and Hold On on October 18th at 10:18 a.m.* in the 2012 Great California ShakeOut!


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News ImageThe President Declares September National Preparedness Month
September 6, 2012 
As thousands of our fellow Americans respond to and recover from the damage done by Hurricane Isaac, we are called to remember that throughout our history, emergencies and natural disasters have tested the fabric of our country.  During National Preparedness Month, we renew our commitment to promoting emergency preparedness in homes, businesses, and communities nationwide, and to building an America more ready and resilient than ever before.

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News ImageReady, Set, Go! Campaign Gives Tips to Prepare for Wildfire Season
September 4, 2012 

Using three simple words, Ready, Set, Go! residents can prepare their own Wildfire Action Plan to apply when in threat of fire. • READY -- Prepare for the fire threat • SET -- Situational awareness when a fire starts • GO! -- Leave early


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News ImagePut a Freeze on Winter Fires
November 29, 2011 

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.

Winter fires can be prevented! The following fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire-safe home this winter season. Click here for more info.


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News ImageOFD Battalion Chief Bob Cotton Retires
June 24, 2011  Thursday, June 17th, 2010- After 47 years of city service Batallion Chief Bob Cotton retired from the OFD.
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News ImageFire Chief Darryl Herbert Becomes Permanent
March 13, 2011  The City of Oceanside has selected Interim Fire Chief Darryl Hebert to lead the Oceanside Fire Department on a permanent basis.
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News ImageCheck Out the OFD’s New Residential Occupancy Inspection Program
January 5, 2011  The City of Oceanside has adopted a program to improve our annual fire and life safety inspections at all properties...
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News ImageOFD Safe Haven Fire Station Receives 1-Day-Old Infant
November 6, 2010  At approximately 0900 this morning, Fire Engineer Rick Varey went to the door of Fire Station #5 at 4841 North River Road, Oceanside, CA to answer the door bell...
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News ImageO'side Firefighters Extinguish House Fire and Save Parrots
October 8, 2010  Oceanside- October 7, 2010. About 11:15 this morning, a resident of the two-story (approx. 2000 sq./ft.) discovered a fire in the garage of their rented home at 883 Niguel St. in Oceanside, CA homes.
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News ImageOceanside FD History Book Release Event a Success!
October 6, 2010  On Monday, October 5th the Oceanside Firefighters Association, along with members of the department’s command and adminstrative staff, held a book release event at the Oceanside Museum of Art for Arcadia Publishings new release, Images of America- Oceanside Fire Department.
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News ImageSDSU Study Reveals Firefighter Staffing Affects Wildfire Control
August 12, 2010  (From Firehouse News)  A wildfire staffing study released by San Diego State University this week concluded that by increasing the number of firefighters on a hose lay, the efficiency and effectiveness and overall ability to control a wildland fire significantly increases.
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News ImageOFD Responds to Twin-Engine Plane Crash
July 28, 2010  With Fire Station 7 so close to the Oceanside Airport, firefighters are used to planes flying nearby.
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News ImageThe Mack is Done!
July 6, 2010  The all-volunteer crew, made up primarily of OFD firefighters past and present, were able to complete restoration of the 1952 Mack firetruck known previously as “The White Whale” in time for Oceanside’s 4th of July parade.
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News ImageRestoration of 1952 OFD Mack “The White Whale” Almost Complete
June 9, 2010  The restoration of F4, the OFD’s 4th piece of motorized apparatus, is nearly complete.
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News ImageOFD Aids in School Bus Crash
June 9, 2010  On Wednesday, June 9 at approximately 11:19 am, the OFD was called ot the scene of an overturned school bus at N. El Camino Real and Douglas Dr.
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News ImageOFD Mourns the Loss of Michael Hoffman
May 19, 2010  The OFD mourns the loss of Michael Hoffman, the 18-year-old son of recently retired OFD Honor Guard Captain/Firefighter-Paramedic Bill Hoffman.
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News ImageOceanside Lifeguards Join the OFD
May 17, 2010  April, 2010 marked the official transition of the Lifeguard Division from the Department of Harbor and Beaches to the Fire Department.
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News ImageFire Chief Darryl Hebert Becomes Permanent
March 13, 2010  The City of Oceanside has selected Interim Fire Chief Darryl Hebert to lead the Oceanside Fire Department on a permanent basis.
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