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...
The STAR Team

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...