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Monday, November 25, 2013

Highland Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Board members and hands out awards to Highland’s Best

Click on the picture above to read the complete story by Charles Roberts

The Firefighter of the Year Award went to CAL FIRE Engineer Patrick Aguada In presenting the award, Battalion Chef Jesse Estrada said Aguada consistently went above and beyond the call of duty in serving the department and his community.

Congratulations to all whom received awards! 

Got 2 minutes? Got 2 hands? Save a Life!

Medic Engineer Aguilera teaching proper CPR placement
Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens nearly 300,000 times each year in the United States. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. Without blood pumping through the body, the brain stops working, which causes the victim to collapse and become unresponsive. The longer that there is no blood pumping in the body, the less likely the victim is to survive.Pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest can help keep vital organs alive until the Yucaipa Fire and Paramedic Department, and the American Medical Response ambulance arrive to continue patient care and transport. Hands Only CPR by the public has been proven to be as effective as standard CPR.
Survival from cardiac arrest decreases by 7 to 10 percent for every minute that passes without chest compressions. This means that YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE by calling 911, starting chest compressions immediately, and continuing until arrival of rescue crews.We want to help train you how to SAVE A LIFE! For more information about Hands Only CPR, CPR training for adults and children, first aid, and other health related issues check online at Also for smart phones check out “Pocket First Aid and CPR” smart phone apps for Apple and Android are also available for $1.99 at iTunes, and Play Store.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Toy Drive Comes to Yucaipa

The Yucaipa Valley Fire and Rescue Association’s Toys for Yucaipa is once again partnering with the ABC7’s, Spark of Love Toy Drive for Christmas. The toy drive officially begins Saturday, November 29th.  There will be collection bins around town with the Spark of Love posters on them. You can also drop off your donations at any of the three Yucaipa fire stations and at City Hall.

The Yucaipa Valley Fire and Rescue Association annual Christmas toy drive has been going on for more than 35 years and The Spark of Love program is in its 21st year. Together they have collected toys for less fortunate families in Yucaipa and throughout Southern California. One of the key benefits to The Spark of Love and Toys for Yucaipa program is that the toys remain in the communities where they are collected. Major partnering agencies in the Spark of Love program include ABC7, Mathis Bros., Jakks Pacific, Metrolink, Park Water Company Target, International Paper, and K-FROG 95.1, Foster Care Counts, International Paper, and Starbucks

The program runs for approximately five weeks and gifts are collected for distribution just before the Christmas holiday.  “We always need items for teens and the teens you help will greatly appreciate receiving your gifts”, said Captain Travis Paye, of Crafton Hills Station where the project is centered.

Applications for those who need assistance with holiday gifts can be picked up at the Yucaipa-News Mirror or any of the three fire stations in town.  “This year we are asking that folks have proof of Yucaipa residency just to help us keep the toys and gifts local”, said Lenore Will, one of the Toys for Yucaipa project coordinators.  “The first year we thought we did well to provide gifts to 151 children.  Now we top 1000 most years.”

For further information check the follow-up articles in the News Mirror.  Applications cannot be made by telephone and will be accepted beginning November 29th, 2012 thru December 21st 2012 with proof of identification and residency.