Our 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. Check back often for event updates and be sure to follow us on Facebook for details on how you can attend or sponsor an upcoming event.

5k & kids run

Check-in opens at 6:30AM and the first wave of the 5K begins at 8:00AM. The course starts and finishes just south of Seaport Village. Run, walk, or stroll past a beautiful marina and shopping complexes which includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels. Stick around for a pancake breakfast prepared by our firefighters.


history in the making

The Foundation, in partnership with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, is hosting the History in the Making reception to celebrate 40 years of women in the SDFD. The reception includes food and beverage, a champagne toast, speakers, and a chance for guests to visit with active and retired members.


Service Awards

No one likes to think about emergencies – a devastating fire in your home, a vehicle accident on the freeway, or a friend drowning on a beautiful San Diego beach – the reality is that serious accidents can and do happen in the blink of the eye.

above & beyond

Please join us for a festive event honoring outstanding first responders and community leaders who support public safety in San Diego and the surrounding region.  More details coming soon…


Girls Empowerment Camp

The program is free and is open to girls ages 14-18. Participants get hands-on orientation and training with actual firefighting tools and equipment as well as classroom instruction. This program is designed to inspire those interested in a career in the public safety by focusing their efforts on future success and engaging them in the SDFD recruitment and mentoring process.