We provide funds for immediate life-sustaining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

Welcome to the CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation site!

The Foundation provides financial assistance for the public good, by participating with burn centers and providing disaster relief throughout the state of California to relieve the burden on families.


The money raised goes directly to assist firefighters, their families, those that support firefighters, and to assist burn victims. Independent audits ensure transparency for all funds allocated. 


The CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation’s main source of funding is its golf tournaments and wonderful donors like you. Find out more about our events and sign up for the Annual Invitational Golf/Wine Tasting Event on our events page!


Hear Their Stories

All of our efforts go to helping real families of those who have fallen. Check out some of our most recent stories below.

Jacob Flores

Jake Flores, a 45-year-old CAL FIRE Firefighter, passed away on January 14th, 2022, succumbing to a job-related illness.  ...

Chris Wurster

Chris was humble and grounded. He made an impact on almost everyone he connected with. His outlook, and ...

Mark Roedel

Retired Fire Captain Mark Roedel, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, passed away on December 30, 2020, after a ...

Upcoming Events

2022 Events

2022 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

September 17, 2022
Colorado Springs, CO

This year our CAL FIRE Local 2881 family is honoring the following:

  • Allen Columbro, TCU
  • Robert T. Wolf, SAC
  • Jason Pollard, RRU
  • Steve Casados, RRU
  • Stanley F. Craig, R04
  • Stacy Hamilton, TCU
  • James Buckley, MEU
  • Yaroslav Katkov, MVU
  • Paul Rotondaro, MMU
  • Hans Bolowich, RRU
  • Deborah "Paige" Madrid, BTU
  • Jason O'Brien, MVU
  • Mark Roedel, RRU

The Ceremony will be streamed live on the IAFF website, IAFF You Tube and IAFF Facebook at 11:00 am Mountain Time.  It will be available online after the Ceremony as well. 

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Donor Spotlight

A special thanks to Chris & Melody Malachowsky for your generous donation of $25,000.

How Can You Help?

If you're looking to get involved, you can make a direct donation or become a sponsor. Dontations of any amount are greatly appreciated and go towards helping real families in need.

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