About US

who we are

Formed in 2005, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by former firefighters and dedicated community leaders to help provide the unmet needs of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Tax-deductible donations to the Fire Rescue Foundation directly supports the work of  San Diego’s firefighters, lifeguards, and paramedics.

our mission is strengthening public safety

Our mission is to provide enhanced equipment, training, technology, and community education resources so the world-class first responders of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department are better equipped to protect the residents, property, and environment of San Diego and the surrounding region.

FIRST RESPONDERS IN SAN DIEGO

Each day, our first responders – firefighters, lifeguards, and emergency medical personnel – serve more than 1.3 million San Diegans and visitors and cover nearly 331 square miles. Rigorously trained to treat all types of injuries and meet any challenge, the men and women of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department are here to serve our community.

the problem

The importance of our first responders’ work is undeniable. Unfortunately, due to drastic budget cuts, the city government can only do so much to support public services. With a tough economy, our first responders often go without specialized equipment and training that would make them safer and their actions more effective.

the solution

The Fire Rescue Foundation provides the means to introduce and/or improve equipment, training, technology and community education resources that will enable our fire fighters, lifeguards and paramedics to perform their tasks more safely, effectively, and efficiently to the benefit of our San Diego community. Your support keeps our world-class Fire-Rescue Department at the top of its ability to serve.
A Message from our Board Chair

A Message from our Board Chair

As we inch closer to the end of 2020, I wanted to touch base and tell you how much I appreciate your support these past few months. Many of you have reached out with encouraging words and thoughtful donations to support our fire-rescue personnel, and I am incredibly...