FirefighterAid is a 501(c)(3) fund managed by San Diego Fireman's Relief Association. Our mission is to provide charitable assistance to Firefighters and their families in times of need and to promote awareness of Firefighter health and safety issues and the impacts they have upon their families and communities.
FirefighterAid is supported entirely by donations from SDFRA members and the general public. We need the support of our community to continue caring for Firefighters and their families through sickness, distress, and death.
For over 100 years, the San Diego Fireman's Relief Association has been providing for the protection, care, and relief of the members of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. In 1990, the association founded the Benevolent Fund to provide a channel for public support as the need continued to increase.
Upon it's founding, this new 501(c)(3) charity was called "The Widows, Orphans, and Distressed Firefighters Fund" in an attempt to reflect the mission and purpose for which the fund was created. A few years later, the name was shortened again to "The San Diego Firefighters Benevolent Fund", and today is known as FirefighterAid. We've been working hard on our mission every day since and that's our story!