Police And Emergency Services Appreciation Night — “PAESAN” — is a 39-year tradition in Pacific Beach. It’s a community BBQ honoring the first responders who serve our community, taking place one evening every September. It’s also a fundraiser. Each year a team of first responders is selected to benefit from the funds raised. In 2019 we honored and fulfilled the Wish List of the park rangers and park maintenance staff of PB parks. Download the 2019 event flyer.

The 40th annual PAESAN will be held on Septmber 23, 2020.

About PAESAN 2018

Did you know that 65% of firefighters develop some form of cancer? That’s why our 2018 fundraising efforts focused on improvements to Fire Station 21 in PB, benefiting the long-term health of our local firefighters.

Pacific Beach firefightersFirefighters of Fire Station 21 in Pacific Beach

In 2018, we raised enough money to make $50,000 in improvements to make the Station 21 work environment cleaner and safer. Equipment such as a giant extractor fan removes carcinogenic substances from the air where firefighters work, and new high-end commercial washers and dryers extract toxic materials from gear they wear. We were also able to construct a clean work area for equipment repairs and provide a commercial ice maker so firefighters can load up their coolers when they go on fire calls.