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: 

Shelby Rescue Gloves

MSA Altair 4X Multi-Gas Detectors

Replacement Chainsaw Tools/PPE

Community Education Resources


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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Tourniquets for our firefighters

Tourniquets for our firefighters

Wildfires pose significant risks to both civilians and firefighters. That's why the Foundation is committed to providing every San Diego firefighter with a combat application tourniquet for their wildland pack. (1,000 tourniquets @ $35/each) The San Diego Fire-Rescue...

Station 39

Station 39

Have you ever stopped to appreciate the people and organizations keeping your community safe? The hardworking crews at Fire Station 39 in Tierrasanta are among the many skilled professional firefighters in every part of the city who provide their expertise and...

Recruiting for SDFD

Recruiting for SDFD

I recently sat down for a cup of coffee with Capt. Jason Shanley to talk about recruitment. If there's anyone who doesn't need coffee, it's Capt. Shanley. With a big smile and ready laugh, he talks a mile a minute and loves to joke. But he's serious about recruiting....