About the Volunteer Reserve Firefighter Program

The Volunteer Reserve Firefighter Program provides emergency medical services to the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. Volunteer Reserve Firefighters are an integral part of the San Diego County Fire Authority (SDCFA). SDCFA Reserve Volunteer Firefighters are professionally trained and work with staff at our partnership agencies to respond to an array of emergencies including structure and wildland fires, emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, rope-based rescues, water rescue emergencies and other general public service calls.

Many communities in San Diego County rely on Volunteer Reserve Firefighters as their first line of defense during a time of emergency. In all, the SDCFA Volunteer Reserve Program serves a population of approximately 486,000 residents living in the 1.5 million acres of unincorporated San Diego County.