Join us in working hand-in-hand, coming together as a community
Each year, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responds to thousands of fires, water-related and technical rescues, and calls for emergency medical assistance. They may have even helped you or someone you love at one time.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation supports the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department in its efforts to provide the highest level of service to the community by helping to supply funding for enhanced equipment, training, and technology for our first responders. Through the generous support of community members, like you, we are able to help provide these unmet needs that would not otherwise be available through the City’s budget process. Our funding starts where the City’s budget stops.
But, we cannot do this alone. Now more than ever, these dedicated men and women need our support to continue to keep the residents and property of San Diego and the surrounding region safe.
We invite you to join us in supporting our first responders by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Donations can be made online or checks, payable to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation, can be mailed to:
San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation
PO Box 235837
Encinitas, CA 92023-5837
Whether it’s an annual gift or a monthly donation, through the San Diego Bucket Brigade, your unrestricted, tax-deductible gift empowers the Foundation to help meet critical unmet needs for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
FIREFIGHTER LEVEL –Youth Programs like Girls Empowerment Camp and SDFD Cadets*
Total Annual Gift: $100 – $499
Benefits: San Diego Bucket Brigade Pin + Recognition on the Fire Rescue Foundation Website
ENGINEER LEVEL – Two Wildland Line Medical Gear Kits*
Total Annual Gift: $500 – $999
Benefits: All of the above benefits + San Diego Bucket Brigade license plate frame
CAPTAIN LEVEL –One Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the SDFD Lifeguard Division*
Total Annual Gift: $1,000 – $2,499
Benefits: All of the above benefits + San Diego Bucket Brigade hat
BATTALION CHIEF LEVEL – Three Two-Way Radios for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)*
Total Annual Gift: $2,500 – $4,999
Benefits: All of the above benefits + 2 VIP invitations to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation’s annual fundraising event
DEPUTY CHIEF LEVEL – Ten multi-gas detectors for SDFD engines*
Total Annual Gift: $5,000 – $9,999
Benefits: All of the above benefits + Invitation to “Coffee with the Chief” exclusive event
CHIEF’S CIRCLE LEVEL – One vehicle extrication tool for an SDFD fire engine*
Total Annual Gift: $10,000
Benefits: All of the above benefits + An invitation to dinner for four (4) at an SDFD fire station
*Your unrestricted donations will help us meet the area of greatest need each year. These are examples of a few funding priorities for the current fiscal year.