San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation

The better prepared they are–the better protected we are

Keeping our community

and our fire-rescue personnel safe

The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by former firefighters and dedicated community leaders. Our mission is to provide enhanced equipment, training, technology, and community education resources. Your support allows the men and women of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to be better equipped to protect the residents, property, and environment of San Diego and the surrounding region. Tax-deductible donations to the Foundation directly support the work of San Diego’s firefighters, lifeguards, and paramedics.


upcoming events

We host several events throughout the year and our events help raise awareness and provide an opportunity to invest in public safety that benefits the entire San Diego region. Funds raised help keep our fire-rescue personnel at the top of their ability to serve.


Our current funding priorities include: 

Genesis Vehicle Rescue Tools

MSA Altair 4X Multi-Gas Detectors

Replacement Chainsaw Tools/PPE

Community Education Resources


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.

upcoming events

Our events bring together elected officials, business and community leaders, and dedicated citizens to honor and support the SDFD fire-rescue personnel. 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 San Diego 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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Station 35

Station 35

Until recently, Fire Station 35 was the only station in University City (UC), but not the only one serving the area. Station 27 in West Clairemont Mesa and Station 9 in La Jolla both came into the south end of University City, along with Fast Response Squad 56 on...

Station 20

Station 20

The Station that Specializes in Fire Hose Next to the firefighters themselves, fire hose is probably the most important thing on an engine. And that means this is a busy time for Station 20 in the Sports Arena area. In addition to their regular calls, the engine and...

Spotlight: Air Operations Division

Spotlight: Air Operations Division

The Air Operations Division of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department was born in 2000 when the City contracted with a helicopter operator. After the Cedar Fire in 2003, which at the time was the largest wildfire in California history, the City saw the value of having...