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

Emergency Responses

The Fire department responds to three different kinds of medical emergencies: fire, medical, and community resource. Each of these is unique in its requirements, and the volunteer firefighters do it all.

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Prevention & Preparedness

How Did This Home Survive?

It was the good work of both ground and air firefighters, however, they might not have been successful if the homeowner had not created a defensible space.

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San Diego Spotlight

Sue "Mama Bear" Raimond

With well over 100,000 hours logged since 1986, Sue "Mama Bear" Raimond is not only an Assistant Chief of the Mt. Laguna Volunteer Fire Department, she's also a world renowned harp player!

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Regional Overview

Fire Stations Near You

Find your nearest Fire Station, recent Fire Maps, and more with our interactive maps.

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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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Fire Foundation Awards Grants of $185,000 to 15 fire agencies!

We presented the De Luz Volunteer Fire Dept. with a $25,000 check, donated by the New Car Dealers Association of San Diego, towards a new Ford truck. Additional donors include SDGE, The San Diego Foundation & Southern California Edison.
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Fire Foundation Awards Grants of $185,000 to 15 fire agencies!

We presented a grant to the Alpine Fire Department to help provide CO2 monitors to elderly citizens in the community.

Special thanks to friends of Jim Trent for this donation. Additional donations were made possible by SDGE and The San Diego Foundation.
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Tracking system sought for rural fire trucks.

Automative Vehicle Locators (AVL) will help save lives. $250,000 is needed by early 2014 to equip every rural engine and emergency vehicle, allow dispatchers to speed up emergency responses. They will also assist fire commanders in optimal engine placement during major fires.
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Watch a vivid scrapbook of local firefighting and foundation grants

Using vivid images from local fires, Community leaders Jack Raymond, who lost his home in the 2007 fires, Malin Burnham and Supervisor Ron Roberts discuss their respect for the firefighters that keep San Diego safe.
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Welcome

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