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Oceanside Brush Engine 8633 has been busy at work with the Apple Fire in the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

As of August 11th, the fire has reached a 55% containment with operations transitioning from 24-hour shifts to day shift only. Helicopters will now be supporting operations by transporting firefighters who will rappel down to the fireline in a remote area to the north.

According to CAL Fire "The Apple Fire has burned 7,249 acres of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. In this road less area, firefighters implement Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) to strengthen control lines. These crews utilize the expertise of resource advisors to identify locations and techniques for firefighting activities with a “light on the land” approach. Resource advisors use their knowledge of natural and cultural resource management, as well as fire and fire suppression, to provide recommendations for implementing MIST. In many cases, resource advisors are also trained wildland firefighters."

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Oceanside Brush Engine 8633 has been busy at work with the Apple Fire in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. 

As of August 11th, the fire has reached a 55% containment with operations transitioning from 24-hour shifts to day shift only. Helicopters will now be supporting operations by transporting firefighters who will rappel down to the fireline in a remote area to the north. 

According to CAL Fire The Apple Fire has burned 7,249 acres of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. In this road less area, firefighters implement Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) to strengthen control lines. These crews utilize the expertise of resource advisors to identify locations and techniques for firefighting activities with a “light on the land” approach. Resource advisors use their knowledge of natural and cultural resource management, as well as fire and fire suppression, to provide recommendations for implementing MIST. In many cases, resource advisors are also trained wildland firefighters.

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Prayers for our heroes firefighters esp. OFD/OFA. You don’t need to prove yourselves you are already heroes. Please stay safe and healthy. Rest when you can. 🙏🏼👩‍🚒🧑‍🚒👨🏻‍🚒🚒🚑🙏🏼

Our Firefighters don't just save the lives of humans, but family pets too. Not all the cats they save are out of trees. This feline was rescued from a residence fire, and luckily this story had a happy ending. Thank you OFA!

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Our Firefighters dont just save the lives of humans, but family pets too. Not all the cats they save are out of trees. This feline was rescued from a residence fire, and luckily this story had a happy ending. Thank you OFA!

#OFA #oceansidefire

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Due to the City of Oceanside’s locale and vast amounts of wildland interface, the fire departments wildland response is in service year round. All suppression personnel are continuously trained and updated in the latest wildland firefighting and safety procedures, and are equipped with the most modern wildland firefighting equipment.

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Due to the City of Oceanside’s locale and vast amounts of wildland interface, the fire departments wildland response is in service year round. All suppression personnel are continuously trained and updated in the latest wildland firefighting and safety procedures, and are equipped with the most modern wildland firefighting equipment.

#OFA #oceansidefire

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Attaboy “ Youngin!!!

After a historic recent incident involving an invasion of privacy of our Oceanside Firefighters, we appreciate the chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy of the San Diego County Democratic Party, for standing in solidarity with us.

We will continue to hold Oceanside citizens with the utmost respect and keep them safe through this worldwide pandemic and beyond.
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After a historic recent incident involving an invasion of privacy of our Oceanside Firefighters, we appreciate the chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy of the San Diego County Democratic Party, for standing in solidarity with us.

We will continue to hold Oceanside citizens with the utmost respect and keep them safe through this worldwide pandemic and beyond.

In addition to providing emergency response services to the community, there are a number of non-emergency functions performed by the Fire Department. They include fire investigations, plan checks for all new development, fire prevention inspections, and public education and informational programs.

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In addition to providing emergency response services to the community, there are a number of non-emergency functions performed by the Fire Department. They include fire investigations, plan checks for all new development, fire prevention inspections, and public education and informational programs.

#OFA #oceansidefirefighters

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👍Yeah Oceanside Fire & Rescue! *As a retired Oceanside elementary school teacher: I remember the incredibly informative and exciting all school on our large blacktop area programs! *Also Oceanside Police Department presentations (Office Mike P.’s weekly awesome DARE lessons!) *I’m well aware semi-recent research shows that the DARE Program is not as effective as we all thought it was...and detrimental in numerous ways...(reported in TIME Magazine and other reputable sources)✌️ Luckily Oceanside Firefighter-Paramedic Blake Dorse did several presentations for my fifth graders (before I retired) and his older sister Jennifer an AMR Paramedic for 8+ years (now a Palomar Medical Center ER & Trauma Care frontline paramedic...2/3 of her way to becoming a full fledged RN) Jen drove a large ambulance directly up to my classroom door for her presentation-lesson😊 Jen’s best friend Beth Olson was an Oceanside paramedic before becoming a Palomar ER Surgical Nurse ...and eventually becoming Beth Klopfenstein (OFD’ Captain Justin’s wife).🚒

The Oceanside Firefighters Association would like to welcome 7 new members from Oceanside Fire Academy 14. Oceanside Firefighters are unique. We are the only Fire Department in our zone that holds full fire academies for our new hires. New hires spend a minimum of 8 weeks full time additional training making sure we are ready to serve the public to the highest standard. Training starts with Physical Conditioning that tests the employees ability to perform under the physical and mental stress the job demands. Training includes three main disciplines: Hose, Ladders and Ventilation. Structural Firefighting, Wildland Firefighting, Confined Space, Rope Rescue, Swift Water, Vehicle Rescue, Live Fire Operations and Paramedic Skills are just some of the other required performance topics that our Recruits are expected to learn and know. This is only the start of there continued on-the-job training. Congratulations on your success as our most newly graduated academy!

The Oceanside Firefighters Association, IAFF LOCAL 3736, is a union membership of roughly 100 individuals who work as firefighters, engineers and captains with the Oceanside Fire Department. Although a separate entity than the Fire Department, the OFA works collaboratively with the fire department administration, operations and prevention to promote safety and fire prevention within the community.  The OFA is proud of our Oceanside community and hosts multiple fundraisers to support community organizations including the annual charity golf contest, surf contest and our pancake breakfast during harbor days. Proceeds from all of these events are donated back to our community organizations.  As members of the International Association of Firefighters and the California Professional Firefighters, the association is active in the political arena at the local, state and national level to preserve the safety and welfare of its members.