San Diego Teens Each Win $500 in our Home Fire Escape Plan Contest

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape! We teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12) campaign by sponsoring a contest that encouraged County residents to develop and practice their own home fire escape plans. Two winners, an 8th grader and a high school senior, were chosen from a large field of contestants because of their well developed … [Continue Reading...]

Mapping San Diego County's lesser known areas because that's where wildfire's start.

We’re helping the County and CalFire map San Diego’s back country, because that’s where our wildfires start

There are three critical elements related to the effectiveness of firefighters in responding to a medical or fire emergency: Having the needed training Having all the appropriate equipment Getting to the scene as rapidly as possible Firefighters + Mobile Data Computers Time (Lives) Saved The Fire Foundation, in partnership with the San Diego County Fire Authority and Cal Fire, has done a great job with the first two elements, … [Continue Reading...]

Firefighters around fire truck who have received grant

Additional 2019 Grants $51,000

To celebrate it's 30th birthday, the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation awarded an additional $51,000 in grants to local fire agencies for equipment and training. “These grants enable fire departments to obtain needed fire, medical/rescue and communications equipment and training so our firefighters can deliver the highest level of service to all our communities,” said Fire Foundation Chairman Frank Ault. The grants fund the following … [Continue Reading...]

San Diego Fire Prevention

Four out of every five U.S. fire deaths occur at home

Fire Prevention Week: October 7-13, 2018 You are more likely to die in a home fire today than ten years ago. This startling statistic is behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: ”Look, Listen, Learn.  Be aware – fire can happen anywhere”. Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and prepare in the event of one:     Look for places fire can … [Continue Reading...]