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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 2018
Fire 6,158 3.9%
Rescue 1,354 0.9%
Emergency Medical Response 108,617 69.1%
Urgent Medical Response 14,743 9.4%
Non-Emergency Medical Response 14,421 9.2%
Hazard 11,257 7.2%
Service 445 0.3%
Events 27 0.0%
Other 65 0.0%
Total 159,590 100%

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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