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
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...
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...