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California Firefighters Benevolent Fund

CA Firefighters Benevolent Fund

California firefighters work tirelessly for our communities, day in and day out, and the California Fire Foundation recognizes how committed California firefighters are to serving communities in their hour of need. 

A stark reality of the profession is many of California’s brave firefighters have been hit by tragedy while on the job. There are some who have first-hand experience of remaining on the frontlines when catastrophic wildfires or disasters strike, only to return to discover their own homes were also lost. Others have succumbed to horrific burn injuries while assisting with disaster and sadly there are also families who experience the devastation of a line-of-duty death.   

The California Fire Foundation is honored to provide a benevolent benefit for not only those firefighters impacted by fire or natural disaster but for those injured or killed in the line of duty.  

BENEFIT LEVELS

LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL RESIDENCE: 

Support to firefighters displaced from their home due to natural disaster or manmade disaster - $1,000  

LINE OF DUTY INJURY: 

This benefit is for active firefighter line of duty injuries that are directly related to delivering emergency services (to include training injuries) and not intended for long-term cumulative workers compensation injuries or illnesses that manifest themselves over time. Emergency room admittance is required - $1,000 (48 hours to 6 days hospitalization). For each additional 7 days of hospitalization an additional $500 per week up to a maximum of $5,000. 

LINE OF DUTY DEATH:  

This benefit is designed for line of duty deaths (as determined by the employing agency), that occur directly related to providing emergency services or training. The criteria used for placement on the California Firefighters Memorial Wall is the primary determining factor for this benefit - $5,000 

OTHER LINE OF DUTY ILLNESS/INJURY: 

At the recommendation of the Executive Director and approval of the Benevolent Fund Advisory Committee, a grant may be awarded to assist firefighters with job related behavioral health issues that require in-house care or hospitalization. Such grants are limited to no more than $5,000 and will be reported to the Board of Directors consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Regulations. 

Click here to download the California Firefighters Benevolent Fund Application. Please complete this application and return to: benevolent@cpf.org. Please call (916) 641-1707 with questions.