Agreement made to use SDG&E helicopter for firefighting
Last updated 11/19/2009 at Noon
The County of San Diego has added to its aerial arsenal with an agreement between the county and San Diego Gas & Electric to utilize an SDG&E helicopter for firefighting purposes if necessary.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 October 20 to authorize an agreement with SDG&E for use of the utility company’s S-64E Helitanker.
The supervisors’ approval also directs the county’s Chief Administrative Officer to integrate that S-64E Helitanker into the county’s aerial fire protection program.
“It’s preparedness,” said Supervisor Ron Roberts. “If it’s needed,...