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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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