San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD)
SDFDpatch.jpg
Dedicated to Our Citizens, Our Members, and Our Profession
Agency Overview
Annual calls129,000 (2013)
Employees1,200
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefJavier Mainar
Facilities & Equipment
Battalions7
Stations47
Engines45
Trucks14
Rescues1
Helicopters2
Fireboats3
Ambulances39 SDEMS ALS, 23 SDFD BLS
EMS LevelALS & BLS
Website
http://www.sandiego.gov/fire
 
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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD)
SDFDpatch.jpg
Dedicated to Our Citizens, Our Members, and Our Profession
Agency Overview
Annual calls129,000 (2013)
Employees1,200
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefJavier Mainar
Facilities & Equipment
Battalions7
Stations47
Engines45
Trucks14
Rescues1
Helicopters2
Fireboats3
Ambulances39 SDEMS ALS, 23 SDFD BLS
EMS LevelALS & BLS
Website
http://www.sandiego.gov/fire

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of San Diego, California, USA.[1] The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to over 129,000 emergency calls in FY 2013.

SDFD Engine 28 responding to a motor vehicle accident.
Fire Station 37
Fire Station 38
Fire Station 40

Organization[edit]

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is currently divided into 2 major Divisions: Emergency Operations and Support Services. Each of these Divisions are commanded by an Assistant Chief who oversee several subdivisions.[2]

Emergency Operations[edit]

Emergency Operations is commanded by Assistant Chief Brian Fennessey, who commands four subdivisions: Operations, Emergency Medical Services(EMS), Special Operations, and Lifeguard Services. All subdivisions within Emergency Operations are commanded by a Deputy Chief, with the exception of Lifeguard Services, commanded by a Chief Lifeguard.

Operations is the largest subdivision within the SDFD and is commanded by 3 Deputy Chiefs, with 1 on duty per shift. These Deputy Chiefs command the 7 Battalions within the department, including all SDFD Fire Stations and Apparatus.

Support Services[edit]

Support Services is commanded by Assistant Chief Ken Barnes, who commands five subdivisions: Training/Education, Logistics, Communications, Fire Prevention, and Professional Standards. Fire Prevention and Logistics are commanded by Deputy Chiefs, while Training/Education and Professional Standards are commanded by Battalion Chiefs. Communications is supervised by a Program Manager.

Operations[edit]

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department currently operates out of 47 Fire Stations, location throughout the city in 7 Battalions. Each Battalion is commanded by a Battalion Chief per shift. For medical transportation, the department contracts with San Diego Medical Services, or SDMS. The SDMS operates 46 Medic Units in various fire stations throughout the city. Its personnel are also housed throughout the city's fire stations. SDFD Fire Station 44 is home to two Hazmat response units responsible for the assessment all such incidents throughout San Diego County. The department also operates the city's two fire helicopters, known as Copter 1 and Copter 2.

The SDFD also operates a Communications Center and Apparatus/Equipment Maintenance Facilities.

Personnel Profile(2013)[edit]

Apparatus Profile(2014)[edit]

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all SDFD Fire Stations, located throughout the city according to Battalion.[3]

Battalion 1[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 1, Engine 201Truck 1Medic 1Light & Air 1, Chemical 1, Mobile Canteen Unit 1, EDT Unit 1, XR Unit 1Battalion 11222 1st Ave.
Engine 3725 W. Kalmia St.
Engine 4Heavy Rescue 4, Utility 4404 8th Ave.
Engine 7944 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy.
Engine 11Truck 11945 25th St.
Rescue 1(ARFF), Rescue 2(ARFF), Rescue 3(ARFF), Rescue 5(ARFF)3698 Pacific Hwy., Airport

Battalion 2[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 5Utility 5Battalion 23902 9th Ave.
Engine 83974 Goldfinch St.
Engine 14Truck 14Brush 14Shift Commander 14011 32nd St.
Engine 18Medic 184676 Felton St.
Engine 232190 Comstock St.
Engine 28Truck 28Airport Crash 28, Water Tender 283880 Kearny Villa Rd.
Engine 36Medic 365855 Chateau Dr.

Battalion 3[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 154711 Voltaire St.
Engine 20Truck 20Medic 20Utility 203305 Kemper St.
Engine 21Truck 21Medic 21750 Grand Ave.
Engine 221055 Catalina Blvd.
Engine 25Battalion 31972 Chicago St.
Engine 275064 Clairemont Dr.

Battalion 4[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 10Truck 10Brush 10, Utility 10Battalion 44605 62nd St.
Engine 174206 Chamoune Ave.
Engine 26Medic 262850 54th St.
Engine 31Medic 316002 Camino Rico
Engine 34Brush 346565 Cowles Mountain Blvd.
Engine 39Medic 394949 La Cuenta Dr.
Engine 45Foam 45Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot

Battalion 5[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 9Medic 97870 Ardath Ln.
Engine 13809 Nautilus St.
Engine 162110 Via Casa Alta
Engine 24Medic 24Brush 2413077 Hartfield Ave.
Engine 35Truck 35Medic 35Brush 35, Chemical 35, Utility 35Battalion 54285 Eastgate Mall
Engine 41Truck 41Medic 41USAR 414914 Carroll Canyon Rd.
Engine 476041 Edgewood Bend Ct.

Battalion 6[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 6693 Twining Ave.
Engine 12Truck 12Medic 12Utility 12, Brush 12Battalion 64964 Imperial Ave.
Engine 19Water Tender 193434 Ocean View Blvd.
Engine 29Truck 29Medic 29, Medic 229Brush 29, Utility 29198 W. San Ysidro Blvd.
Engine 30Medic 302265 Coronado Ave.
Engine 32Medic 32484 Briarwood Rd.
Engine 43Truck 43Brush 43, Chemical 431590 La Media Rd.

Battalion 7[edit]

Engine CompanyTruck CompanyMedic UnitSpecial UnitBattalion ChiefAddress
Engine 33Medic 33Brush 3316966 Bernardo Center Dr.
Engine 37Medic 37Brush 3711640 Spring Canyon Rd.
Engine 38Medic 38Brush 388441 New Salem St.
Engine 40Truck 40Medic 40Brush 40, Light & Air 40, Water Tender 40, Utility 4013393 Salmon River Rd.
Engine 42Medic 4212110 World Trade Dr.
Engine 44Truck 44Haz-Mat. 1, Haz-Mat. 2Battalion 710011 Black Mountain Rd.
Engine 4614556 Lazanja Dr.

Response Guidelines[edit]

Below is a list of basic response protocol used by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.[4]

Low Staffing Issues[edit]

The San Diego Fire Department is somewhat understaffed compared to comparable fire departments. For example, the fire department has about one firefighter per 1469 residents, compared to one fire fighter per 421 residents in San Francisco.[5] Currently, the San Diego Fire Department is the lowest paid department in southern California. In comparison with other major cities with populations over 1 million, such as Los Angeles, the starting pay for City of San Diego Fire Fighter is around $46,000.[clarification needed]

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