Support Groups

The Los Angeles Fire Department is supported by several non-profit public benefit and foundation organizations. These 501(c)(3) NGOs provide specific, needed support to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The services they provide fall outside of the scope of the department and/or the City of Los Angeles' operational budget. All organizations have been fully vetted and operate under relevant formal Agreements, including trademark and rights Agreements. We invite you to visit these organizations to learn more about them, and if possible, to support them in their important and valuable missions.




The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation helps L.A. City firefighters and paramedics serve the community with courage, integrity and pride. It is a support group, providing financial and community backing to the men and women who serve the residents of Los Angeles. Your support at any level tells the members of LAFD that we care about the work they do for us. More importantly, providing essential equipment, technology and training keeps our world-class Fire Department at the top of its ability to serve.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation is a California non-profit foundation 501(c)(3). It operates as a formal partner with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The organization's support begins where the city budget stops.

To learn more, please visit: Support LAFD
To donate, please visit the donation center: Donate to the LAFD




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

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Founded more than a century ago and managed by the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund is 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.

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The United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, provides financial support to firefighters and their immediate families who suffer economic hardship as a result of illness, injury or death, as well as educational assistance to children of fallen firefighters.

They are committed to providing training and support for fire service members, who can better protect the lives and property of the citizens of Los Angeles. To achieve this mission, UFLACFF will provide firefighters with financial assistance for progressive fire training programs, technology and equipment.

This foundation acknowledges the importance of community support and safety. We are dedicated to the delivery of effective fire suppression activities, rescue services, hazardous materials operations, and quality fire safety education to the public.

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Support Fire and Life Safety Education in Los Angeles
Teaching kids about fire and life safety

My Safe:LA is an information resource and education environment for anyone living in the greater Los Angeles community. The ongoing goal is to provide the public with information that can be used to increase awareness about important safety issues in the home, school and office. MySafe:LA expends significant effort teaching children in Los Angeles about fire and life safety. In 2010, the organization reached 33,800 children. This is the only formal fire and life safety partner program for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

MySafe:LA does not utilize any LAFD budget monies to operate. It develops relationships with foundations, grants, and private sector giving. If you are interested in seeing education in fire and life safety continue in the L.A. area, consider a gift to this California non-profit public benefit corporation 501(c)(3).

To learn more, please visit the website:

If you'd like to make a gift, please visit the donation center: MySafe:LA Donations