Chief gives Rotary fire season preview


Last updated 10/22/2009 at Noon

Bill Walters (left), treasurer of Fallbrook Rotary Club, welcomes North County Fire Chief Bill Metcalf.

FALLBROOK — North County Fire Chief Bill Metcalf previewed the “2009 Fall Fire Season” when he spoke to the Rotary Club of Fallbrook at a recent meeting.

Metcalf shared information on North County Fire Protection District’s preparation for the fire season, budget reductions and available resources, such as trucks, personnel, planes and helicopters.

He also reviewed critical aspects of the potential deadly fires the district has experienced, including wind conditions that can whip a fire into a firestorm, as witnessed in past years.

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