They are the silent heroes of this community, and have been since their start here in the 1800s. Firefighters past and present were celebrated July 20 at the ‘Salute to Firefighters’ event hosted by the Fallbrook Historical Society. The promise of family fun brought in a crowd of over 400 people to enjoy the day’s activities.
The historical society presented a slideshow consisting of local heroes’ history, a bagpipe salute by the San Diego County Firefighter Pipes and Drums, and speeches by distinguished guests.
Chief Bill Metcalf of the North County Fire Protection District spoke on the dedication his agency has shown to the community throughout the decades. It continues this legacy he said, “