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 18

Station 18

If you walk your dog in Normal Heights and it needs a drink of water or a dog biscuit, you know you can stop by Fire Station 18. There are always a couple of bowls out front. It’s just that kind of place. Serving Normal Heights and Kensington, the crews want to be...

Station 34

Station 34

It should come as no surprise that, in many ways, all fire stations are alike. Physically, they are basically the same; a great big “garage” called the apparatus floor, a big kitchen with four refrigerators*, a commercial stove, and a dining table. There are also...

Station 33

Station 33

There are many similarities in all fire stations: big red vehicles, small sleeping rooms, kitchens with four refrigerators (really). But there is also something unique about each station. Station 1 downtown is the largest in the city, with eight apparatus; Station 17...