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About SDFD

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Fire Chief
Brian Fennessy

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

  • 331 square miles
  • Population 1,337,000
  • 17 miles of coastline extending 3 miles offshore 4,600 acres around Mission Bay Park
  • 48 fire stations
  • 9 permanent lifeguard stations (25 seasonal stations during peak period)
  • 801 uniformed Fire personnel
  • 338 uniformed Lifeguard personnel
  • 161 civilian personnel
  • 1,300 total
Incidents FY 2017
Fire 5,845 3.7%
Rescue 1,344 0.9%
Emergency Medical Response 111,830 71.5%
Urgent Medical Response 12,622 8.1%
Non-Emergency Medical Response 12,836 8.2%
Hazard 11,180 7.1%
Service 538 0.3%
Events 96 0.1%
Other 210 0.1%
Total 156,501 100%

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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