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

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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San Diego Spotlight

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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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 fire.ca.gov/
National Interagency Fire Center
(National Fire Tracking)
nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
National Incident Information System
(Wildfire Tracking)
inciweb.org
Ready San Diego readysandiego.org
2-1-1 (San Diego) 211sandiego.org

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$353,000 awarded to S.D. County Fire Departments

On September 10, 2014, the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation announced at a special ceremony the awarding of $353,260 in grants to 19 San Diego County fire departments.
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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

Read More

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?

Read More

I just received a bomb threat, what do I do?

Remain calm. You can do this.

We have prepared several tips to help if you receive a bomb threat.

Photo by S. Gordon Bram under creative commons

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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.

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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