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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Facts and Figures


250: Number Fire Stations
30: Number of Volunteer Fire Stations
400: Number of Volunteer Firefighters
60: Percent of County Served by Volunteer Fire Stations

Call Volume

6,000: Number of Emergency Calls Volunteer Fire Stations Responded to Annually
80: Percent of Emergency Calls which are Medical or Rescue
15: Percent of Emergency Calls which are Fire Related
5: Percent of Emergency Calls which are Public Service


27: Lives Lost in 2003 and 2007 October Firestorms
5,706: Structures Lost in 2003 and 2007 October Firestorms
723,258: Acres Burnt in 2003 and 2007 October Firestorms
Fire Conditions: San Diego County has a lot of Vegetation, is in a Semi-arid Region, has strong Santa Ana Winds and has no Firefighting Resources to the West and South

San Diego Regional Fire Foundation

1989: Year the Foundation was Established
Mission: Strengthen the System of Fire and Emergency Services in San Diego County
$4,300,000: Grants Awarded for Equipment and Training
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