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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 2022
Fire 6,528 3.6%
Rescue 1,488 0.8%
Life-Threatening Emergency Response 103,623 57.4%
Urgent Response 29,782 16.5%
Non-Life-Threatening Response 22,485 12.5%
Hazard 12,571 7.0%
Service 591 0.3%
Events 293 0.2%
Other 3,055 1.7%
Total 180,416 100%

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.