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When you shop for back to school supplies at Amazon donates to the Widows & Orphans Fund.

Special thanks

 to Averie & Chloe Lee who asked for donations to our charity instead of presents for their 8th birthday.
We are inspired by their kindness.

Watch more about this amazing family and how they keep the memory of their father, LAFD Pilot Brian Lee (1967-2014), close to their heart.

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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It’s time for the LAFD Invitational Golf Ball Drop. Get your tickets to win $2,500, an HDTV, or a resort getaway!

Winners do not need to be present when the balls fall from high atop a fire truck ladder!


Our amazing L.A. Fire running team member is the proud winner of a coffee and tea basket for being the first to secure a $100 donation. Diane is running in memory of two fallen firefighters.  Read her story and see how you may support our firefighter families.

And, join the team as we kick off our participation in the 2019 LA Marathon, shorter-distance Charity Challenge and 5K races! Special thanks to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for donating these delicious items.

Our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of:

Capt. Brian Hughes of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots

Cal Fire heavy equipment operator Braden Varney

Both died battling the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite.

Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, killed at the Carr Fire in Shasta County, California.

Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett of the Draper City Fire Department in Utah. He died after battling the Ranch Fire within the massive Mendocino Complex blaze.

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