2017 Summit Firefighter grant

Foundation Donates $44,500 to Fire Stations for New AEDs

With assistance from SDG&E, The San Diego Regional Fire Foundation awarded a $44,500 grant to the San Diego County Fire Authority to purchase electronic defibrillators (AEDs) for rural San Diego County fire departments. The new defibrillators will be used to replace AEDs that are no longer fully functional due to age or deprecated technology. "More than 80% of calls in San Diego's back country are medical," said CalFire Chief Tony Mecham. … [Continue Reading...]

CalFire at the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Summit

Emergency Preparedness Summit Welcomes San Diego County Decision Makers

Wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, drought, terrorism. San Diego needs to be prepared. That is why, on May 19, SDG&E joined the Fire Foundation in welcoming more than 120 leaders throughout San Diego County to the San Diego Regional Emergency Preparedness & Fire Summit. The morning workshop included participants from fire, police, U.S. Navy, state and local government agencies, businesses, universities, and nonprofits and shared … [Continue Reading...]

San Diego fire dispatch center

What happens when you call 9-1-1?

“9-1-1, What is Your Emergency?” When you need help, these words are your lifeline. The dispatcher, never seen and rarely thanked, is often your last hope. Where does my call go? When you call 9-1-1, you are sent to your local law-enforcement dispatcher—police, sheriff or California Highway Patrol (CHP). The appropriate agency is determined by the following: Land line: The phone’s location determines the proper law enforcement … [Continue Reading...]

CalFire at the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Summit

Emergency Preparedness Summit Welcomes San Diego County Decision Makers

Wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, drought, terrorism. San Diego needs to be prepared. That is why, on May 19, SDG&E joined the Fire Foundation in welcoming more than 120 leaders throughout San Diego County to the San Diego Regional Emergency Preparedness & Fire Summit. The morning workshop included participants from fire, police, U.S. Navy, state and local government agencies, businesses, universities, and nonprofits and shared … [Continue Reading...]

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What to do in case of an active shooter

How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation

Mass shootings have become part of our reality. According to a study in CNN, “Between 1966 and 2012, there were 90 mass shootings in the United States…. The 90 US mass shootings are nearly one-third of the 292 such attacks globally for that period. While the United States has 5% of the world’s population, it had […]

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FireHouse 101

Firefighter mortality statistics

Heroes in Harm’s Way

Each year more than 60 career and volunteer firefighters lose their lives on the job–and tens of thousands more are injured.

However better training and emerging technologies are helping reduce the dangers…

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Prevention & Preparedness

responding to a school where children are injured is one of the most traumatic FIREFIGHTER CALLS - especially if those injuries could have been prevented.

Vallecitos School Fundraising is Making Our Kids Safer!

Heavy rains this winter have damaged roofs and patio covers at Vallecitos School in Northern San Diego County. The Fire Foundation is seeking donations to help fix these dangers.

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Grant for Elfin Forest Firefighters

Almost Every Grant We Give Can Save More Than One Life

In 2016 we presented $280,000 in grants to San Diego County fire departments enabling them to obtain fire and medical/rescue equipment and provide training that insures the highest level of service to all San Diego County communities.

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San Diego fire dispatch center

What happens when you call 9-1-1?

“9-1-1, What is Your Emergency?” When you need help, these words are your lifeline. The dispatcher, never seen and rarely thanked, is often your last hope. Where does my call go? When you call 9-1-1, you are sent to your local law-enforcement dispatcher—police, sheriff or California Highway Patrol (CHP). The appropriate agency is determined by […]

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