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Our Mission

History and Mission

In the wake of a fire or disaster, people are injured, homes and families are destroyed and lives changed forever. The Firefighters Charitable Foundation (FFCF) knows first hand the pain and suffering that can be caused in an instant. Since 1991 our not for-profit 501 (c)3 organization provides direct aid to victims of fire or disaster, other non-profit agencies, and volunteer fire departments. FFCF is not a union or a representative of individual firefighters or their departments.

Our primary focus is to provide much needed financial assistance to individuals who have been affected by a fire or disaster, to support other disaster or prevention related charities and institutions, and volunteer fire departments. FFCF also has a nationwide volunteer brigade that acts as our eyes and ears to identify those in critical need.

Our Support Services and Charitable Outreaches include but are not limited to the following:


FCF directs financial aid to individuals who have suffered damage due to a fire or disaster to cover costs associated with:

  • Medical Care/Rehabilitation

  • Housing

  • Food, Shelter, Clothing

  • Medical Supplies and Equipment

  • Educational/Training Scholarships


FCF provides funding for:

  • Educational programs on fire safety and burn prevention.

  • Children’s Burn Camps and Burn Hospitals.

  • Organizations that provide assistance to fire or disaster victims.

  • Life saving equipment and supplies such as smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators).

  • Establishment of Juvenile Fire Setters Programs.

  • Support of other charitable related outreach programs.

Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD)

FCF supports Volunteer fire departments by providing funding for:

  • Equipment

  • Supplies

  • Maintenance

  • Repairs

  • Educational and Community Outreach Programs

  • Aid to Fire Victims

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