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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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)
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Support a Specific Need

You can make a donation to support all of the efforts of our firefighters or direct your donations to a specific need or program. Direct support opportunities will change as the needs of our firefighters change. These opportunities fall into two categories: program costs, and equipment and training needs.

Equipment and Training Needs
The three largest needs today are:

  1. High Gas prices make refuelling trucks expensiveFuel: At $4 per gallon and fire trucks averaging 4-5 miles per gallon, this is $1 per mile, fuel for emergency responses and training is the largest operating expense. Annually the fuel cost for our 30 fire stations with volunteer firefighters is $400,000 per year. With no fuel, emergency vehicles cannot respond.
  2. Thermal Imaging Cameras: A new technological device which should be on all fire trucks. These cameras can see through smoke and find trapped fire and accident victims,Thermal camera increase firefighter safety, plus firefighters can find the fire’s hot spots and more effectively extinguish fires. These cameras cost about $10,000 each, too much for volunteer fire department budgets, but your support will buy a camera and potentially save a life.
  3. Training Scholarships: it costs $2,000 for each firefighter to attend a fire academy and $10,000 to attend paramedic school. Help finance a future hero.

To fund a specific need, contact Joan Jones at or (619) 814-1352.

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