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

$276,000 Awarded for Fire Department Communications Equipment

SDG&E donated $276,000 to provide San Diego County rural areas with 80 AVL units. This will reduce response times and help commanders better manage incidents.

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Prevention & Preparedness

Heart Smart? You'd better be!

Five minutes of your time today could help keep a loved one alive until help arrives. Learn Sidewalk CPR. More

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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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Romance on the Fire Lines

Amber and Tony Taddeo met in 2003 as firefighters at the Mount Laguna Volunteer Fire Department. Read their story.

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One woman chose to change her life mid-career and follow her dream into firefighting

There comes a time when one looks around and says, “Is this it?” For Siene Freeman, that moment came with a family health crisis. She decided to follow a dream she'd had since Kindergarten - to be a firefighter.

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Heart Smart? You'd better be!

Five minutes of your time today could help keep a loved one alive until help arrives. Learn Sidewalk CPR. More

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$99,200 Grant Improves County Emergency Preparation

On January 26, we presented a donation of $99,200 to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to purchase equipment that will improve San Diego's emergency services capabilities.

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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