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

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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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
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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Facts and Figures


250: Number Fire Stations
30: Number of Volunteer Fire Stations
400: Number of Volunteer Firefighters
60: Percent of County Served by Volunteer Fire Stations

Call Volume

6,000: Number of Emergency Calls Volunteer Fire Stations Responded to Annually
80: Percent of Emergency Calls which are Medical or Rescue
15: Percent of Emergency Calls which are Fire Related
5: Percent of Emergency Calls which are Public Service


27: Lives Lost in 2003 and 2007 October Firestorms
5,706: Structures Lost in 2003 and 2007 October Firestorms
723,258: Acres Burnt in 2003 and 2007 October Firestorms
Fire Conditions: San Diego County has a lot of Vegetation, is in a Semi-arid Region, has strong Santa Ana Winds and has no Firefighting Resources to the West and South

San Diego Regional Fire Foundation

1989: Year the Foundation was Established
Mission: Strengthen the System of Fire and Emergency Services in San Diego County
$4,300,000: Grants Awarded for Equipment and Training
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