Throughout the International Association of Fire Fighters' 94-year history, it has made charitable efforts a cornerstone of its mission.
The IAFF Charitable Foundation supports IAFF members and their families in their time of need, promotes fire and burn prevention, advocates for fire fighter health and safety, and provides public education on how to prevent and recover from burn trauma. Fire fighters and paramedics work long shifts, put their lives on the line, and answer calls for all kinds of emergencies, and it is the IAFF’s job to protect and defend these brave men and women as they do their jobs.
One of the biggest activities the Foundation sponsors is the annual International Burn Camp, which brings teenage burn survivors from the United States and Canada together to provide a network of support to help them cope with their injuries.
The IAFF Foundation has a new, redesigned web site. Visit and learn more about the worthy charities the IAFF supports.
• The Burn Fund, which improves the quality of life for burn survivors of all ages in North America
• The Disaster Relief Fund, which provides immediate support to fire fighters and their families affected by a hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters
• The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, which honors fire fighters and emergency medical personnel killed in the line of duty
• The W.H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for college to children of fire fighters or paramedics killed in the line of duty
• The John P. Redmond Fund, which protects the health and safety of fire fighters and paramedics by ensuring they have the right tools and education to do their jobs