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

President & Board Chair

Cozen O’Connor

    Tim Robles


    San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

      Wendy Robinson

      Executive Director

      San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation

        Board of Directors

        Scott Barrett

        Managing Partner

          Marti Emerald

          Former Council President Pro Tem
          City of San Diego

            Philip Forgione

            Vice President, Innovative Practices
            American Medical Response

              Melissa Forrest

              San Diego & Riverside Markets

                Hon. Shirley Horton

                Former State Assembly Member
                Former Chula Vista Mayor

                  Rachel Laing

                  Laing Strategic Communications

                    Kevin Leap

                    San Diego International
                    Auto Show

                      Ray McKewon

                      The Xceptional Music Company

                        Mike Rice

                        Director of Operations
                        American Medical Response

                          Sean Scott

                          The Red Guide to Recovery

                            Don Teemsma

                            Ideal Plumbing, Heating,
                            Air & Electrical

                              J.C. Thomas III

                              Director, External Affairs
                              Sempra International, LLC

                                Ex-Officio Members

                                Alan Arrollado

                                IAFF Local 145

                                  Brian Fennessy

                                  Fire Chief
                                  San Diego Fire-Rescue Department