Keeping our community

and our first responders safe

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 residents, 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 current funding priorities include: 

COVID-19 Response Resources

Genesis Rescue Tools

Spousal/Retiree Peer Support Program

Youth Development Programs

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.

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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What a difference a week makes?

What a difference a week makes? This time last week, we were struggling with the decision to hold a virtual event in place of our in-person Above & Beyond dinner. Today, we're faced with a global pandemic and self-quarantining. I don’t think any of us could have...



While the risk to San Diego County’s general population remains low for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), each day brings new information as well as recommendations pertaining to large group events. We are now faced with a much different environment than just a week...

Girls Empowerment Camp Announcement

Girls Empowerment Camp Announcement

We have received many emails and questions wondering if this year’s GEC is canceled. We appreciate your patience and are sorry that we don’t have good news. In keeping with the guidelines set by the state and county of San Diego and out of an abundance of caution for...

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