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: 

Replacement Chainsaw Tools/PPE

Vehicle Extrication Tools

Wellness Center Equipment

Program Support for:
Community Education
Youth Programs


Your gift of support is an investment in public safety that 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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San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation Latest News 

Girls Empowerment Camp

Girls Empowerment Camp

EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS Once a year, something extraordinary happens at the SDFD Training Center—the Girls Empowerment Camp. Our ninth camp recently concluded, leaving an indelible impact on everyone involved. We kicked off with 100 campers, many shy and reserved....

Foundation announces new vice-chair

Foundation announces new vice-chair

(SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2024) – The San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Vice-Chair for its Board of Directors. Marcela Escobar-Eck, the President/CEO of the Atlantis Group, will serve as the Board's new Vice-Chair. She has...

Foundation Announces New Grant

Foundation Announces New Grant

(SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2024) – The San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation received a generous grant totaling $367,000 from the San Diego River Conservancy. This funding launches an innovative fire prevention project by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department aimed at preserving...