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...
Station 28

Station 28

Geographically, Fire Station 28’s Kearny Mesa location puts it close to the center of San Diego. Much of the district is commercial and industrial and includes busy Montgomery Field. Most of the residential area is apartments and condos. The fire crews who work here,...
Today I am hopeful

Today I am hopeful

Today, I am hopeful. As we near the end of 2020, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your support these past few months. Many of you have reached out with encouraging words and thoughtful donations. I am incredibly grateful for your kind support of our...
What a difference a week makes?

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...
Spotlight on San Diego Lifeguard Service

Spotlight on San Diego Lifeguard Service

San Diego Lifeguard Service has new rescue and recovery tools with the donation of two Piranha P1 Scooters by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. The underwater scooters will allow divers and dive rescue specialists to conserve energy and spend more time in the...
There for each other

There for each other

This past year, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) was often asked to help fight fires elsewhere in the state. And they went, without question. Every fire agency in California, has signed on to a mutual aid agreement that says, in essence, if you need help,...
Will you be a hero for our heroes?

Will you be a hero for our heroes?

Thank you for being there for the men and women, San Diego’s dedicated first responders, who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. Because of your dedication, I count you as a first responder, as well .   Many people may not know that the majority of San Diego...