San Diego Fire and Rescue

About SDFD

The City of San Diego's Fire-Rescue Department encompasses all fire, emergency medical, lifeguard and emergency management services. This includes 9-1-1 services, fire inspections, permits and community education.

Facts and Figures

  • 343 square miles
  • Population 1,419,845
  • 17 miles of coastline extending 3 miles offshore 4,600 acres around Mission Bay Park
  • 52 fire stations
  • 9 permanent lifeguard stations (31 seasonal stations during peak period)
  • 949 uniformed Fire personnel
  • 98 Permanent uniformed Lifeguard personnel
  • 246 civilian personnel
Aug 12, 2022
Full time
$79,955 - $96,782 yearly
San Diego Fire and Rescue San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities.   Fire Helicopter Pilot positions are responsible for the safe day-to-day operation of all San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Air Operations Section helicopters.  Air Operations Section Fire Helicopter Pilots will be assigned to a designated helibase for standby as a first responder resource available for emergency responses during daytime and night hours; pilot aircraft to emergency and non-emergency dispatch alarms involving City and County service flights; transport fire control workers to fires and fire-related work; transport fire medical personnel to medical emergencies; effect rescue and transportation of injured persons or patients to hospitals; communicate information obtained from aerial surveillance of fire activities and conditions; drop fire retardant chemicals or water in assigned fire suppression target areas; operate all special aircraft accessory...