The Fire Family Foundation provides support and financial assistance to firefighters and their families in times of need.
Our story starts at ground zero, September 11, 2001. 343 firefighters were lost in the World Trade Center attacks. In the aftermath of 9/11, LAFD firefighters began collecting donations within their stations to support the families of injured and fallen firefighters.
Honoring the spirit of how the Credit Union began, Firefighters First created a 9/11 fund, giving the donations a home and way to ensure funds reached organizations committed to Fire Family aid and community healing. Established in 2008, the Fire Family Foundation grew from that original outpouring of support to establish itself as a nonprofit foundation serving firefighters in need nationwide.
Fire Family Foundation stands ready to be there for firefighters and their families; we have their backs when it counts. We provide assistance so they have a few less bills to worry about when a medical emergency or other hardship strikes. We grant scholarships to the college-bound children of firefighters. We fund emergency expenses and a temporary place to stay when a firefighter loses their home. We also fund other fire charities to provide for the needs of firefighters nationwide.
Fire Family Foundation makes a difference for Fire Families through our four core programs:
- Financial grants to address hardship when unexpected events happen
- Annual scholarships to college-bound children of firefighters
- Emergency relief in the wake of natural disasters
- Partnering with other fire charities to deliver aid and support
As the largest firefighter-specific nonprofit with a nationwide scope, we will continue to adapt and grow to meet the demands of the firefighter community.