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A Difference You Can See

A Difference 

You Can See

Formed in 2005, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by former firefighters and dedicated community leaders to help provide the unmet needs of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Tax-deductible donations to the Fire Rescue Foundation directly supports the work of San Diego’s firefighters, lifeguards, and paramedics.

OUR MISSION: Our mission is to provide enhanced equipment, training, technology, and community education resources so the world-class first responders of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department are better equipped to protect the citizens, property, and environment of San Diego and the surrounding region.

upcoming events

San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation has several events throughout the year to raise awareness and provide supporters an opportunity to invest in public safety that benefits the entire San Diego region. Funds raised help keep our world-class Fire-Rescue Department at the top if its ability to serve.



Our funding starts where the City’s budget ends. Our current funding priorities are: 

Personal Escape Systems 

Arson Inspector Equipment for Arson K9 Vehicle 

Programmable, Commercial-Grade Washing Machines.



Your gift of support is an investment in public safety will benefit our entire region for years to come. The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your gift is tax deductible.

Sometimes all it takes is a little time to give back to San Diego!

upcoming events

The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation’s events bring together elected officials, business and community leaders, and dedicated citizens to honor and support the SDFD first responders. Your gifts of support and attendance are an investment in public safety. Please consider joining us at one, or more, of our upcoming events.

about the san diego fire-rescue department

The City of San Diego’s Fire-Rescue Department encompasses all fire, emergency medical, lifeguard and emergency management services. This includes 9-1-1 services, fire inspections, permits and community education.



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Spotlight on San Diego Lifeguard Services

San Diego is synonymous with beaches so in honor of National Beach Safety Week and National Rip Current Awareness Week, we’re shining a spotlight on San Diego Lifeguard Services as well as beach and water safety in San Diego.Read More

It’s not too late to be a hero

As we get ready to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, our first responders are working around to clock to protect the citizens and property of San Diego and the surrounding region. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is facing deep budget cuts that will leave much-needed safety equipment unfunded.
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