Some areas in San Diego do not have enough funding to fully outfit their firefighters. Yet they go out every day to help us when we need it most. How much does their gear cost? We've broken it down for you.
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We Support the Firefighters that Protect You
Who are the heroes risking their lives every day to help automobile accident victims, rescue people trapped in burning buildings or fight monster brush fires? They are San Diego County firefighters. These heroic men and women are both city career firefighters and the more than 400 volunteers that protect the rural 60% of our County--San Diego's “backyard.” With limited tax funding, who helps these firefighters buy new and replacement equipment? It is the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation and it could be you. Find out how you can be the financial lifeline to our firefighters and help save lives, property and the environment. Read more...
Facts & Figures
Did you know...?
Ensuring that our county's fire and emergency response professionals have access to the vital resources they need to do their jobs is our top priority. This can be a critical challenge in our rural areas. Did you know:
60%Total portion of San Diego County considered to be rural, with 400 Volunteer Fire and Medical responders to watch over 2,500 sq. miles of our backyard.
$400,000The average annual fuel expenses for Volunteer departments. Departments are responsible for many of their operational costs, including fuel for fire engines responding to emergencies.
6,000 The annual number of medical calls made by Volunteer departments. Medical and rescue emergencies account for roughly 80% of all responses made by the County's Volunteer Departments.
$10,000The cost of training for paramedics. Volunteer paramedics are financially responsible for their own training and certifications.