Services & Programs
There's more to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department than fighting fires. For example, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trains citizen volunteers to become a vital link to safety in a disaster.
The Community Risk Reduction Division, headed by a Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, is one of the Department's most diverse in the various services it offers. It conducts more than 20,000 annual inspections and issues fire code permits, develops safety policies and guidelines for residents and businesses.
More than 80% of the emergency calls the Department responds to are medical aids. The emergency medical services provided to the citizens of San Diego is a vital part of the mission of the Fire-Rescue Department.
- Alarm Permits
- Annual Weed Abatement Vacant Lot Program
- City of San Diego Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating Information In April 2017, the City of San Diego completed an evaluation of its organizational management of fire protection, community risk assessment services, emergency medical services, and community emergency preparedness. The result of the evaluation using the Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating system, determine the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to be an ISO Class 2/2X.
- Hazardous Materials Permits
- Obtaining Fire/Medical Reports
- Special Events Permits
- Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. More information on calling 9-1-1.