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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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LAFD Graduation June 2019

Congratulations to the newest members of the LAFD, graduating June 2019, and joining the ranks of one of the finest fire departments in the world.  These new Los Angeles City Firefighters earned a position with this elite department after many months of rigorous training at Drill Tower 81 in the San Fernando Valley. Following the formal portion of the special ceremony, the new recruits treated family and friends to an exciting display of firefighter and rescue techniques in full gear.

Most graduates are now proud members of the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association. Since 1906, Los Angeles City Firefighters have entrusted the L.A. Firemen’s Relief Association to be there for them and those they leave behind. The needs of firefighters are unique because the profession poses many dangers and consequences. Founded on the mission of “firefighters helping firefighters,” the Relief offers programs and assistance for firefighters and their families.

The organization also administers the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the families of LAFD firefighters facing a serious crisis, such as being injured or killed in the line of duty. Thanks to kind and generous contributions, the charity makes a significant impact and provides much needed care for the people served, such as assisting with basic living expenses, health insurance premiums, providing durable medical equipment, and awarding memorial scholarships to children of firefighters who died while active duty.

Grand Prize
First in or closest to the hole

2nd Prize
$500 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Prize
2 Night Resort Getaway

4th Prize
Amazon Echo Show

Winner need not be present to win

Heroes in Our Hearts

Thank our firefighters for bravery and service with a special donation.

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Kids with a Cause: Bake Sale Helps Firefighters Fund

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