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

Spring Clean for Fire Safety

A home fire occurs every 85 seconds in the United States.

Follow our Spring Cleaning checklist to help protect your home and your family.

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San Diego Spotlight

Our Chairman receives Burn Institute Spirit of Courage Award!

The San Diego Burn Institute presented one of its Spirit of Courage Awards to our Chairman Frank Ault. The award is presented by the San Diego County Fire Chief's Association to an outstanding individual or corporation for dedication to and support of the fire service.

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Regional Overview

Boulevard Fire Station a Partnership Between CalFire and SDCFA

The Boulevard community opened a new fire station to improve fire and medical services between Pine Valley and Jacumba.

It is two stations in one—a volunteer fire department and a CAL FIRE station.

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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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Boulevard Fire Station a Partnership Between CalFire and SDCFA

The Boulevard community opened a new fire station to improve fire and medical services between Pine Valley and Jacumba.

It is two stations in one—a volunteer fire department and a CAL FIRE station.

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$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.

Read More

War and Wildfire: Almost 40 Years on the Front Lines

Applying his military leadership skills through three major disasters, De Luz's Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Manchor has grown the department from one 40-year-old pickup truck to a fully-equipped, full-time fire station.


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Spring Clean for Fire Safety

A home fire occurs every 85 seconds in the United States.

Follow our Spring Cleaning checklist to help protect your home and your family.


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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