Get them while they last! Golf Tournament, "Chip-in for2" Aug 19th tickets on sale now!

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Online registration is now open! Limited spots available, get your 2019 Vista Firefighters Charity Golf Tournament tickets now.  $100/ticket, Twin Oaks Golf Course, San Marcos @ 1pm Monday August 19th.  Take advantage of the " Early Bird " pricing before it's over.  Ticket price goes up August 3rd to $125. We also have some great sponsorship opportunities . Click here for more information about the event and to purchase your tickets or sponsorship package.   
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Lift a Brew For Our Brother in Blue - May 19th @ 5pm

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Join us for the 4th Annual Hop Highway Brew-Off benefiting Oceanside Police Officer, Osmond Nicholas.    May 19th, @ 5pm  Indian Joe's Brewery , 2123 Industrial CT, Vista CA 92081 Online ticket sales NOW OPEN!  Purchase now and save!  $10 off online vs prices at the door. And come early for our Cornhole Competition.   Purchase Tickets Here -
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4th Annual Hop Highway Brew Off

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Your Vista Firefighters are proud to announce the recipient of our 4th Annual Hop Highway Brew Off. Your Vista Firefighters hope you can join us on May 19th at Indian Joe Brewing as we rally to support our fellow public servant, Osmond Nicholas. Let's show our fellow brother of the badge just how much his firefighter and law enforcement families, as well as our communities, stand with him! Read More Here!
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Charity Surf Contest will honor Dan Geary, this Saturday, August 11th

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Join us in celebrating one of our fallen, Dan Geary this Saturday 8/11/18 at Northside Oceanside Pier.  A "Memorial Paddle Out For Dan Geary" will take place at 12:30.   Register at www.oceansidefirefighters.net  for surf contest.  Click here for flyer and more details 
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Remembering Dan Geary - Our fallen brother

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"Rest now my fallen brother, Rest easy, you’ve done your part, Rest well and forever, As we ring the final bell." Family and Friends, It is with great sorrow and remorse that we announce to you all that Dan Geary passed peacefully in his hospital bed July 5th, 2018 at Palomar Hospital in Escondido. A couple days prior, while working out at the gym, he had a seizure. He was transported to the hospital. The seizure was due to a bleed in his brain and the scan revealed that the damage was irreversible. He was taken off of life support yesterday and passed shortly after. Some members of the VFFA were there when Dan passed to offer their condolenc...
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Do Your Home Materials Pose a Fire Risk?

Modern building materials work wonders for homeowners — they make homes easier and cheaper to build, they’re generally stronger and they take less time to construct But this convenience comes at a cost that homeowners need to be aware of: Increased fire devastation. According to research by Underwriters Laboratories, a nationally recognized safety testing company based in Illinois, the combination of home-building materials, synthetic materials used in furniture and open home designs cause fires in modern-day homes to burn much faster than in older homes. UL Consumer Safety Director John Drengenberg says he wants families to be aware of the i...
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New Pierce Fire Engine

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"Today is an exciting day for #yourvistafirefighters! Station 4 will be putting in service a brand new Pierce Fire Engine! The number will remain the same (E124). E124 will continue to be located at Station 4 on Thibodo Rd in the Shadowridge area. There are two more engines going in service as well in the next couple of months, and we will post photos as they do. Thank you for all the local community support!"
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Fill the Boot Drive!

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This Thursday, March 1st is just around the corner! Come on down to the intersections of Sante Fe Ave and Vista Village Drive and Hacienda Drive and Melrose Drive to help us fill a boot or two! We will have personnel out between 0600-0930. Feel free to wave and say hi or stop and make a donation. The proceeds go to the Burn Institute for Camp Beyond the Scars for children who have suffered burn injuries. This is a county wide event so tell a friend!
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Prepare for the incoming winter storm

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A winter storm is expected to deliver showers Monday afternoon through early Wednesday. In anticipation of the forecasted storm, your Vista Firefighters and other public safety agencies are encouraging people to prepare. Free sandbags, fiber rolls and instructional brochures are available at the county facility in Bonsall for those who live in and around the burn area of the Lilac Fire. The Erosion Control Homeowners Assistance Center is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday. Department of Public Works employees are available there to advise people on how to protect their homes and yards. Please be prepared...
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IT'S TIME TO FILL THE BOOT!!!

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This Friday, December 22,  your Vista Firefighters will be participating in a county wide fundraiser to "fill the boot" for Cory Iverson, killed in the line of duty while battling the Thomas Fire.


What: Boot Drive
When: 0600-1000 December 22
Where: The intersections of Vista Village Dr and North Sante Fe Ave., and Melrose Dr. and Hacienda Dr. 
We will be in uniform and will have boots. Come by to say hi and make a donation if you can! All proceeds will go to the Iverson family.

@Cal Fire Local 2881 San Diego District X

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Susan G. Komen Pink Fire Engine

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The Vista Firefighters got a special visitor today! The Susan G. Komen Pink Fire Engine came by Vista Fire Station 4. Vista Fire Department went "Pink" for the month of October to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research and donations. Thanks for the support!
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High Fire danger

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The area remains under red flag conditions with temperatures above 100 degrees. What does that mean?  Hot temperatures, with higher winds and low humidity make for high fire danger.  The temperatures also increase heat related illness. 

What can you do? 

Stay indoors or go to a regional cooling center like the library near City Hall or McClellan center at Brengle Terrace Park

Be vigilant with fire safety. 

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Fire Reported at Building That Houses Panera Bread and H&R Block

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Smoke could be seen coming from the building that houses Panera Bread and H&R Block early Monday morning. Multiple units responded to 401 Vista Village Drive when the report of a commercial fire came in at 12:25 AM. As of now, the scene is still active. The first unit on scene reported no sign of fire by the looks of the exterior of the building. Upon investigation, smoke was reported in the attic, and further investigation revealed that there were visible embers coming from the building. Read full article here
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name, birthdate, important numbers, or where you live. Keep your location safe. Never share where you liv...
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35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

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Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.   There are 112 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at the National Memorial, read the full article here.
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