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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)
  • 892 uniformed Fire personnel
  • 98 Permanent uniformed Lifeguard personnel
  • 246 civilian personnel
Incidents CY 2019
Fire 4,505 2.8%
Rescue 1,427 0.9%
Emergency Medical Response 112,838 69.8%
Urgent Medical Response 15,650 9.7%
Non-Emergency Medical Response 14,153 8.8%
Hazard 12,008 7.4%
Service 552 0.3%
Events 356 0.2%
Other 86 0.1%
Total 161,575 100%

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.

 

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