Who We Are

Founded in 2006 by former firefighters and community leaders, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in San Diego, California. The Fire Rescue Foundation provides our first responders with the necessary funding to purchase critically needed equipment, technology, and training required to keep the property and citizens of San Diego and the surrounding region safe from the ravages of fire, natural disasters, and unforeseen injuries and illness. Tax-deductible donations to the Fire Rescue Foundation directly support the City of San Diego’s fire, lifeguard, and emergency medical services.

Your philanthropic investment in our Fire Rescue Foundation, helps our first responders to continue to serve our community to the best of their abilities. Whether it’s a fire, a child missing in the surf, a victim trapped in a car during a flash flood, or an unconscious family member, these incidents require skillfully choreographed actions, training, and knowledge by our first responders.


Amanda Lorenz

Amanda Lorenz

President & Board Chair

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    Tim Robles


    San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

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      Wendy Robinson

      Executive Director

      San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation

        Board of Directors

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        Scott Barrett

        Managing Partner

          Phil Forgione

          Philip Forgione

          Vice President, Innovative Practices
          American Medical Response

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            Melissa Forrest

            President, Market Manager

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              Hon. Shirley Horton

              Dir. of Public Affairs,
              South Bay Community Services
              Fmr. State Assembly Member & Chula Vista Mayor

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                Rachel Laing

                Laing Strategic Communications

                  Kevin Leap

                  Kevin Leap

                  San Diego International
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                    Ray McKewon

                    The Xceptional Music Company

                      Don T

                      Don Teemsma

                      Ideal Plumbing, Heating,
                      Air & Electrical

                        JC Thomas

                        J.C. Thomas III

                        Director, External Affairs
                        Sempra International, LLC

                          Stephen Throop

                          Stephen Throop

                          Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

                            Ex-Officio Members

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                            Alan Arrollado

                            IAFF Local 145


                              Brian Fennessy

                              Fire Chief
                              San Diego Fire-Rescue Department