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About SDFD

The City of San Diego's Fire-Rescue Department encompasses all fire, emergency medical, lifeguard and emergency management services. This includes 9-1-1 services, fire inspections, permits and community education.

Facts and Figures

  • 343 square miles
  • Population 1,419,845
  • 17 miles of coastline extending 3 miles offshore 4,600 acres around Mission Bay Park
  • 52 fire stations
  • 9 permanent lifeguard stations (31 seasonal stations during peak period)
  • 949 uniformed Fire personnel
  • 98 Permanent uniformed Lifeguard personnel
  • 246 civilian personnel
Incidents CY 2021
Fire 6,281 3.6%
Rescue 1,445 0.8%
Life-Threatening Emergency Response 119,058 69.1%
Urgent Response 3,141 1.8%
Non-Life-Threatening Response 29,746 17.3%
Hazard 11,610 6.7%
Service 588 0.3%
Events 230 0.1%
Other 229 0.1%
Total 172,328 100%

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.