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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Prevention & Preparedness

Foundation Helps Provide Computers for Back Country CALFIRE/San Diego Fire Authority Firefighting Rigs

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors accepted $164,500 in grants to help fund installation of 70 mobile data computers on CALFIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority firefighting rigs in San Diego's "backcountry."

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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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Foundation Helps Provide Computers for Back Country CALFIRE/San Diego Fire Authority Firefighting Rigs

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors accepted $164,500 in grants to help fund installation of 70 mobile data computers on CALFIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority firefighting rigs in San Diego's "backcountry."

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San Diego City Officials Want to Share 9-1-1 Dispatch Center with County and State

San Diego City Council has signaled interest in developing a single hub to house city, county, state and federal dispatchers. Tenants could include the San Diego County Fire Authority, San Diego Fire-Rescue, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Lessons in Rapid Horse Evacuation

Wildfire evacuation suggestions for horse owners by the nonprofit Equestrian Trails Inc.

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Women Firefighters Throughout the World

We scoured the Internet for information on the first female firefighters in counties throughout the world. We found a mix of volunteer and professional information.

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We Support the Firefighters that Protect You

Who are the heroes risking their lives every day to save automobile accident victims, rescue those trapped in burning buildings, or fighting monster brush fires? They are San Diego County firefighters. These heroic men and women are city, county, and state firefighters working together to protect the whole  County, including the rural 60% of our "back country."

Due to the limited tax funding of most departments, we help firefighters buy new and replacement equipment, implement new technologies, and provide detailed training and education to make sure that when emergency services are rolling on a call, every second will count. Help save lives, pets and property. Find out how you can help be a financial lifeline to our firefighters.  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