This Holiday

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About the Charity

Founded more than a century ago, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis.

Firefighters dedicate their lives to helping others. They rush into burning buildings, dangle from helicopters, jump into raging waters, climb into trenches, and race to the frontlines of disaster, all to protect the rest of us.

But when the unthinkable happens, where do firefighters turn for help? The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund. Helping our valiant firefighters in times of trouble is simply not possible without your kind and generous donations.

Your contributions help provide:

  • Basic living expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Memorial scholarships for the children of deceased firefighters
  • Other needed financial assistance

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Countdown to December 31st









Show your firefighter appreciation this holiday season by joining people across the country dedicated to giving back.

We hope to raise $10,000 by December 31 to help our firefighter families in need. Our valiant heroes braved the frontlines of the devastating California Firestorms and put themselves at risk every day to protect our lives, pets and property.

When the unthinkable happens, these incredible men and women count on the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.

Give thanks with a charitable donation, or by setting up your own fundraiser here. It’s as easy as asking 10 people to give $10 each as a year-end gift of thanks.

Together, we can make a difference in celebration of our hard-working heroes.

Thank You Firefighters

for your service and bravery.

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the devastating California firestorms.

Thank You Firefighters

for your service and bravery.

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the devastating California firestorms.

Coral Noonan and
LAFD Captain II Doug Noonan

We are inspired by the kindness and inventiveness of 9-year-old Coral Noonan, who turned a holiday gift into a fundraiser for our charity!

After receiving a carnival set for Christmas, this fire captain’s daughter hosted a fun and festive carnival and invited her family to attend. The event included games and guests purchased tickets to play. Earning a nice bundle of cash, Coral decided she wanted to help firefighters and donated the money to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.

We are honored by her spirit of giving!

Special Pricing for Firefighters
and Widows & Orphans Supporters

Firefighter Community Gives Back

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Jack’s Story

I would like to share a story of a dog and his master. True love and devotion comes in many forms and we are blessed to find it in our lives. I pray this true story will teach us all, that God’s love can be found in all circumstances. – Roger Fowble, LAFD Chaplain My...

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Firefighter and Baker – Captain John Marasco

A Firefighter with Hidden Culinary Talents L.A. Fire Captain John Marasco has a hidden talent that is no secret to anyone who has worked with him. Working as a firefighter instructor at Panorama City’s Drill Tower 81, he also enjoys creating and sharing...

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