San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs have always helped San Francisco in times of emergency protecting San Franciscans but these Deputy Sheriffs also respond in time of need to other communities for emergency mutual aid.
In October of 2020 San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs respond for emergency mutual aid to the Glass Fire. The Glass Fire is an ongoing wildfire in Northern California. It started on September 27, 2020, at 3:48 AM from an unknown cause.The fire is named after nearby Glass Mountain Road. As of October 1, the fire has destroyed 589 structures, including the 41-year-old Chateau Boswell Winery near St. Helena, and damaged 110, and it has forced the evacuation of several thousand residents.The fire was 5 percent contained as of October 1.Initially a single 20-acre brush fire, the Glass fire rapidly grew and merged with two smaller fires during the night of 27 and 28 September.
In August of 2020 San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs respond for emergency mutual aid to the LNU Lightning Complex Fires.
Over 14,000 firefighters continue to battle more than two dozen major fires and lightning complexes across California. Weather conditions overnight were more favorable, yet there were nearly 300 lightning strikes across California. Firefighters continue to monitor for additional lightning strike wildfires and the potential for additional lightning today.
Since the lightning siege that started on Saturday, August 15, 2020, there have been over 13,000 lightning strikes. During this time-period, there have been more than 625 new wildfires, which have now burned over 1.2 million acres. In this siege, there have been 7 reported fatalities and more than 1,200 structures destroyed.
In October of 2017 San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs respond for emergency mutual aid to the Glass Fire. The October 2017 Northern California wildfires, also known as the Northern California firestorm, North Bay Fires, and the Wine Country Fires were a series of 250 wildfires that started burning across the state of California, United States, beginning in early October. Twenty-one became major fires that burned at least 245,000 acres (99,148 ha). The wildfires broke out throughout Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte, and Solano Counties during severe fire weather conditions, effectively leading to a major red flag warning for much of the Northern California area.