who we are
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
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...
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...
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...