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By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

County approves agreement to utilize second SDG&E helicopter for firefighting


Last updated 8/5/2019 at 11:59am

San Diego Gas and Electric utilizes helicopters for the placement of utility poles, and San Diego County has been able to take advantage of that to augment the county’s aerial firefighting fleet. SDG&E recently entered into a long-term lease agreement for a second helicopter, and the county approved a Memorandum of Understanding with SDG&E for use of the second helicopter for firefighting needs, July 23.

The supervisors’ 5-0 vote authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to enter into a three-year agreement with SDG&E which will expire June 30,...

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