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San Diego Spotlight

Showing a spotlight on San Diego’s firefighters, this section will include interviews with local firemen and women, information about larger fires in the county, and other valuable information.

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

Two winners, an 8th grader and a high school senior, were chosen from a large field of contestants because of their well developed plans.

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UT Interview with CEO Joan Jones

The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote a great story about our dedicated leader Joan Jones and the Fire Foundation!

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Be Your Family’s Hero – Enter to Win $500 in the Home Fire Escape Plan Contest!

The Foundation is sponsoring a contest to encourage all residents of San Diego County to develop and practice their own home fire escape plan

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Additional 2019 Grants $51,000

To celebrate it’s 30th birthday, the Foundation awarded an additional $51,000 in grants to local fire agencies for equipment and training.

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Explorer Program Prepares High School Kids for a Career in Firefighting

Help us fill the shortage of qualified candidates to join our fire departments throughtout San Diego County.

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Stay Warm at Home Safely by Following These Tips

As our clocks fall back one hour to Pacific Standard Time, it is getting darker earlier and colder. Is your home furnace or heater ready to operate safely? More than 65,000 homes fires are attributed to heating equipment each year. Do the following to make sure your home is not one of those: Space heaters Never […]

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Thank Those Who Protect You

Firefighters, Paramedics, Police, Military, Nurses + November is a special time of the year to give thanks for our friends, family, and all the good we have in our lives. The Fire Foundation asks you turn your thoughts to those who make you safe each day and who respond whenever there is an emergency in our […]

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Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness helps firefighters work through mental health trauma

More firefighters die each year from suicide than while fighting fires. The Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness wants to change that.

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Be a 2-1-1 disaster response volunteer

You do not need to be a firefighter or law enforcement officer to help your community and fellow citizens when a disaster occurs. Volunteer at 2-1-1! San Diego could not come to life without the help of their many dedicated volunteers.  Share your talents while assisting 2-1-1 in the following areas: Foreign language knowledge Answer phones […]

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

Only $47,000 left to raise to provide firefighters with mobile data computers and update County Assessor maps to include truck trails, dirt roads, and irregular addresses.

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