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.