Police And Emergency Services Appreciation Night — “PAESAN” — is an annual tradition in Pacific Beach going back 40 years. It’s a community BBQ and awards ceremony honoring the first responders who serve our community, taking place one evening every September. It’s also a fundraiser. Each year a group is honored and supported — rotating between lifeguards, firefighters, park rangers and police. Typically PBTC purchases items which are needed but not funded by the current City budget.

The 2020 in-person event was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns and public health orders against large gatherings. But the support continues. For the police of Northern Division, PBTC purchased a new refrigerator, beach ATV helmet communication speakers, cargo bags, a new piece of workout equipment and new office chairs.

Please consider a donation toward the funding of these items using the link below. Any excess funds received will be used for random acts of appreciation (such as box lunch deliveries to firefighters, lifeguards, park rangers, police) during the remainder of this year.

About PAESAN 2019

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.

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.