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

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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San Diego Spotlight

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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Regional Overview

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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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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Board of Directors

The Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by directors serving in a voluntary capacity.

Frank Ault (Chairman)

  • Senior Vice President & Controller (Retired), Sempra Energy
  • Board Chairman, Josephine County Foundation (Oregon)
  • Member, San Diego Foundation Regional Disaster Board
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committees and Past Board Chairman, San Diego Foundation

“With 58 years in the fire service, I thoroughly understand the critical work of first responders in all emergency situations and what our Foundation can do to support the effectiveness of our firefighters.” 

Joan Jones, CPA

  • Vice President, Newport Business Advisors
  • Vice President Finance & Controller, Sony Electronics & Sempra Energy Utilities (Retired)
  • Board Member, Josephine County Foundation (Oregon)
  • Board Member, San Diego Women’s Foundation 
  • Member, San Diego Foundation Regional Disaster Board

“I marvel at the courage and dedication of first responders; how they risk their lives every day to keep us safe.  It is a privilege to work with the Fire Foundation in supporting these heroes. Thank you!”                                                                                                      

Dana Quittner

  • Education Consultant
  • Communications Director: Institute for Evidence-Based Change
  • Associate Vice Chancellor (Retired), Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
  • Board Member & Past President, East County Economic Development Council

“As a founding member of the Fire Foundation, I remain deeply committed to its value, expertise, and contributions to strengthening the safety of this region and supporting the wonderful people who provide it.” 

Susan Raimond

  • Assistant Fire Chief (Retired), Mount Laguna Volunteer Fire Department
  • Fire Chaplain
  • Founder, CEO & President, Pet Pause (harp enrichment and acoustic rehabilitation therapy for pets and people)

“I’m involved with the Fire Foundation to help “raise the bar” in response times, fire safety, and medical services in San Diego County.”

Executive Director

Joan Jones, CPA
Phone: (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