By Jay Wilson | Del Cerro Action Council
The recent Adobe Falls Canyon fire that impacted 40 acres caused neighbors to ask, “How can we say thank you to all the firefighters who successfully battled that blaze?” The Del Cerro Action Council has been asked by the Friends of Del Cerro to join them in an effort, along with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation, to raise the remaining $10,000 for purchasing specialized hand tools in order to effectively battle the increasing number of canyon and wildland fires in our city.
Glenn Thomas and other members of the Friends of Del Cerro approached Don Teemsma, the owner of Ideal Plumbing, and a board member of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation (SDFRF), to lend a hand. Teemsma and the SDFRF board members have already secured a $10,000 donation from the San Diego Padres and the goal is to match that amount for a total of $20,000, which will allow all the necessary tools to be purchased.
There are thousands of acres of very dry brush in the Navajo Community that could easily erupt into a devastating fire. Remember, just because you don’t live on a canyon rim does not mean your home is safe. Embers can be blown up to five miles. If you have not protected your home from a wildland fire itself, or a floating ember, do it now!
To help reach the funding goal of $10,000, the Friends of Del Cerro have set up a fundraising account through their website at friendsofdelcerro.org. The Del Cerro Action Council will be contributing $1,500 toward that goal. Let’s all pitch in and help the Friends of Del Cerro, the Del Cerro Action Council and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation reach the goal.