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...
San Diego Lifeguard Service

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...
San Diego Urban Search and Rescue

San Diego Urban Search and Rescue

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) is home to an elite team of specially trained personnel who make up the Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) team. It is one of 28 in the nation that stand ready to respond to a natural or man-made emergency anywhere in the...
Meet Chief Colin Stowell

Meet Chief Colin Stowell

Meet Chief Colin Stowell. 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...