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...
Meet the Fire Chief

Meet the Fire Chief

San Diego’s 18th fire chief is something of an outsider, but also a familiar face. Chief Colin Stowell started his career with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department thirty years ago and rose through the ranks to become Assistant Chief of Emergency Operations in 2015. A...
Meet the STAR Team

Meet the STAR Team

You probably know about the police SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team. But do you know that a special team from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responds to every SWAT incident? It is the Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) Team, a unit of 18 specially trained...