The San Diego
Regional Fire Foundation Presents

Command Post: San Diego

A unique look at Fire and Emergency Response in San Diego County: Meet the men and women who keep us safe, and learn more about what you can do to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Fire House 101

What is CAL FIRE?

May 2014 San Diego Wildfires

2014 Napa Earthquake

If there is a disaster in California, CAL FIRE will be there. So what is CAL FIRE?

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Prevention & Preparedness

Five Christmas safety tips from our family to yours

12,000 fires happen every holiday season, don’t be a statistic. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season with family and friends. Check out our holiday safety tips.

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Regional Overview

Climate Change - A Burning Issue

Climate Change + 3 million people = wildfires

People are responsible for 95% of wildfires, but climate change increases the conditions in which wildfires thrive. It takes one spark...

Photo © Jeff Hall

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Command Post: San Diego
CalFire Incidents
National Interagency Fire Center
(National Fire Tracking)
National Incident Information System
(Wildfire Tracking)
Ready San Diego
2-1-1 (San Diego)

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Cocos Fire verdict – A primer for parents

Can some good come out of a 13 year-old being found guilty for setting the Cocos Fire? We suggest that parents use this case to discuss consequences with their children.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Hall, Action Photography

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NBC Dateline: "Escape the Great California Fire"

The NBC Dateline Escape program focused the nation’s attention on fire safety and preparedness, as well as recognizing how San Diego responded to the Cedar Fire, stayed vibrant and rebuilt itself.

Photo courtesy of K.E. Pack.

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Firehouse subs donates $22,000

Thank you, Firehouse Subs. Your grant allowed for the purchase of 11,000 feet of wildland fire hose, which will benefit more than 20 fire departments.

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$110,000 awarded for advanced fire department communications equipment

Thanks to a $100,000 grant from SDG&E and a portion of a $25,000 grant from the Grossmont Healthcare District, we presented $110,000 to five San Diego County fire agencies for specialized communications equipment.
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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.
  • $400,000 The 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.
  • $10,000 The cost of training for paramedics. Volunteer paramedics are financially responsible for their own training and certifications.


Firehouse 101

Emergency Responses

The Fire department responds to three different kinds of emergencies:

  • Fire
  • Medical
  • Community resource

Each of these is unique in its requirements, and the volunteer firefighters do it all. Read More

Your Donation Counts

Help San Diego's Volunteer Heroes

The three largest needs today are:

  • Fuel for the vehicles
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras which can see through smoke to help identify body heat or fire hot spots
  • Training Scholarships—help finance a future hero.
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San Diego Regional Fire Foundation
A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
TEL: (619) 814-1352
2508 Historic Decatur Road Suite 200,
San Diego, California 92106.
FAX: (619)239-1710