Borrego Springs Fire Protection District

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Borrego Springs Fire Protection District
Operational area
Country United States
State California
City Borrego Springs
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls 482 (2001)
Employees 12 - paid
21 - reserve
EMS level ALS
IAFF 4160
Facilities and equipment[1]
Stations 1
Engines 2
Ambulances 3
Tenders 1
Wildland 1 - Type 3
Website
Official website

The Borrego Springs Fire Protection District (BSFPD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the community of Borrego Springs, California. Borrego Springs is located in an unincorporated area of San Diego County with 3,429 permanent residents as of the 2010 census.[2] The Fire District operates with a career staff of 14 people that provide training, maintenance, public safety education and administrative services to the District. The Fire District is governed by a voter elected five-member board which oversees operations and appoints the fire chief.

Fire apparatus and stations[edit]

The Fire District operates two Type I engines. The engines comply with National Fire Protection Association standards for structural or wildland firefighting apparatus. The engines have fire pumps that are rated at 1,250 US gallons per minute (4,700 l/min) or above and carry 750 US gallons (2,800 l) of water. On-board Class AB foam capability is standard on all engines. All engine companies carry a full complement of auto extrication tools, high-angle rescue gear, and ALS or BLS emergency medical equipment.

The Fire District operates two Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic ambulances equipped for the treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies for adult and pediatric victims. Equipment on the paramedic engine and ambulances includes 12-lead cardiac monitor/defibrillators, end-tidal CO2 and oxygen saturation monitors, glucometers, and endotracheal intubation, resuscitation equipment and 20 different medications for treatment and resuscitation.

The Fire District operates a single 2010 Pierce wildland fire tender. This unit carries 2,000 US gallons (7,600 l) of water to supply to engines during structure and wildland fires.

Additionally the department has a single type 3 fire engine or brush engine which is designed and operated for wildland fire response. It carries 500 US gallons (1,900 l) of water with Class A foam capability, a wide assortment of fireline tools, and BLS (basic life support) equipment including AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About". Borrego Springs Fire Protection District. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Borrego Springs CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.