Preservation & Environment
Los Angeles Fire Department
The Los Angeles Fire Department provides fire and emergency services for the city's 4 million residents.
The Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firefighters Fund was founded more than a century ago to support the families of Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty, or experiencing other serious crises. The fund provides these families with critical relief, including financial aid for living expenses and health insurance, memorial scholarships for the children of firefighters, and durable medical equipment for firefighters struggling with injuries or chronic illnesses. The fund also offers occasion-specific financial support, such as funeral assistance and holiday bonuses. In addition, the Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Firefighters Fund helps to underwrite the operations of support groups for the families of firefighters. These resources have become more important in recent years, as firefighters in the region have faced increasingly dangerous and destructive wildfires.
General Operating Support