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About SDFD

Mission Statement

To serve the community of San Diego by providing the highest level of emergency/rescue services, hazard prevention and safety education ensuring the protection of life, property and the environment.

Facts and Figures

Area Served - City of San Diego
  • 331 square miles
  • Population 1,337,000
  • 17 miles of coastline extending 3 miles offshore 4,600 acres around Mission Bay Park
Fire and Lifeguard Stations
  • 47 fire stations
  • 9 permanent lifeguard stations (25 seasonal stations during peak period)
Budgeted Personnel
  •   801 uniformed Fire personnel
  •   338 uniformed Lifeguard personnel
  •   161 civilian personnel
  • 1,300 total
Fire Incident Runs (FY 14)
Fire 3,184 2.45%
Medical/Rescue 113,858 87.66%
Other 12,838 9.88%
Total 129,880