BENEFITING: SAN DIEGO FIRE RESCUE
EVENT DATE: Jan 15, 2017
No one likes to think about emergencies – a devastating wildfire in your neighborhood, a visitor drowning on a beautiful San Diego beach, a loved one experiencing chest pain or a teenager involved in a motor vehicle accident. The reality is that serious accidents and medical problems can and do happen in the blink of an eye.
Here in San Diego, we have come to rely on the outstanding men and women of the San Diego Fire‐Rescue Department (SDFD) to be there for us when those unexpected emergencies happen in our home, to our families. Each year our San Diego firefighters respond to more than 140,000 incidents across San Diego. That’s 140,000 times when SDFD personnel have been sent to help save lives and protect property. The importance of their work is undeniable.
Since 2005, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation has been dedicated to helping provide unmet needs of the San Diego Fire‐Rescue Department. We do this by providing philanthropic support to obtain enhanced equipment, training, and technology that will allow our San Diego first responders to better protect the citizens and property of San Diego and the surrounding region from the ravages of fire, natural disasters, and unforeseen injuries and illness.
On Sunday, January 15, 2017, the Foundation will once join In Motion Events as an official charity partner of the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon. The event will raise funds to support the men and women of the San Diego Fire‐Rescue Department by providing enhanced equipment, training, and technology that is not available through the City's budget. Funds are also used to support a robust community education program designed to teach fire prevention and safety, vehicle and pedestrian safety and more.
You have the opportunity to help to make this a success and support public safety in San Diego by making a financial contribution or joining us as a fundraiser, runner, or volunteer.
You see them every day, first responders going about their lifesaving tasks. Responding to a medical emergency. Rescuing a stranded hiker. Battling a structure or wild fire. All too often, we don’t give them a second thought. Events like this are just one way we can honor and support these quiet heroes and strengthen public safety in our region.
Your support will help keep our world‐class first responders at the top of their ability to serve San Diego and the surrounding region.