Around here, Ramona Fire Department and Cal Fire are well-known names. But Ramona also benefits from a volunteer force—Intermountain Fire and Rescue.
According to their website, the Intermountain Fire and Rescue Department was established in early 1988 by "a concerned group of citizens who wanted to provide better fire protection for their community." They serve an area of 125 square miles bordering Ramona, Julian, Lake Henshaw and Palomar Mountain.
The men and women that make up Intermountain Fire and Rescue volunteer 24 hours each week and usually have other jobs they tend do when they're not manning the Intermountain Fire and Rescue station, located about 8 miles outside of Ramona.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to sleep at the station? Or how the volunteers take precautions at their own homes for fire? Ever curious as to why the volunteers do what they do? Perhaps you just want to know what a typical day is for the volunteers.
Well it's your time to ask! Submit a question below in the comments and we'll ask our Intermountain Fire and Rescue firefighters for you. Look out for an upcoming Friday column where you can see a volunteer answer your question on camera!