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Sheriff’s deputies prep for fire season


Last updated 7/1/2016 at Noon

A deputy stands guard at a closed-off road during an Alpine fire training.

With fire season seeming to start early this year, the Fallbrook Sheriff’s deputies have prepared to help with road closures, traffic control and firefighter support.

According to Fallbrook substation commander Lt. David Gilmore, the deputies are equipped with a cotton jacket treated with Nomex, making the fabric flame resistant; a kerchief to protect their faces; and a set of goggles.

“Our focus is to provide support to firefighters, as well as see how to best coordinate our efforts in using our helicopter and removing animals in danger of wildfire," said Gilmore. "We are not firefig...

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