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 47

Station 47

Pacific Highlands Ranch, just north of Highway 56 toward the east end of Carmel Valley, was a brand-new community when Fire Station 47 was built, and the ribbon cut in February of 2008. Built with an eye on the future, it has room for three fire apparatus and eleven...

What makes a community?

What makes a community?

What makes a community? The dictionary would tell us it is “a group of people living in one particular area or people who consider themselves a social unit because of their shared interests, class, or nationality.” While that may be what a community is, it does not...

Station 45

Station 45

The eastern end of Mission Valley got its first fire station in 2006. Station 45 was a double-wide mobile home and a sprung-steel shelter in the far corner of the stadium parking lot and everyone understood it was a temporary fix for a portion of the city that was...