Benefiting the IAFF Charitable Foundation

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About the Cause

Helping Those Who Help Others

The IAFF Charitable Foundation helps fire fighters and their families when they need it the most.  Throughout its nearly 100-year history, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has always made charity a cornerstone of its mission.

The Foundation provides assistance to fire fighters and their families and offers public education through the following programs:

  • The Burn Fund
  • The Disaster Relief Fund
  • The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
  • The W.H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship Fund
  • The John P. Redmond Fund


When Disaster Hits Home

When disasters strike, fire fighters and other first responders rush to the scene—even though their own homes and families may be in jeopardy. The Disaster Relief Fund helps fire fighters and paramedics who are displaced from their homes as the result of a federally declared disaster area —including manmade disasters, floods, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other events.

The John P. Redmond Fund helps ensure the safety of first responders through research and education on occupational hazards and diseases.

It is a tragedy for everyone when a fire fighter is killed in the line of duty. The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is a solemn and permanent remembrance of the fallen.

For children of the fallen, the W.H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship Fund grants financial aid for college.

IAFF W.H. Howie McClennan Scholarship Fund Recipients

The Burn Fund offers help to survivors of traumatic burn injuries, and its peer-support system connects survivors with others and with professional fire fighters.

How You Can Help

Visit to learn more about the IAFF Charitable Foundation’s programs and how you can help those who help others.

The International Association of Fire Fighters represents 300,000 professional fire fighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada. Visit for more about the IAFF.