Sara Berns

Executive Director for SDFRA and FirefighterAid

Hometown: Los Osos, CA ( San Luis Obispo County)

Why FFAid: I really like how the organization is able to provide direct impact for its members and respond to crisis and need in real time. 

A person who inspires you the most: So many people, especially all of the women that have paved the way so that I could succeed in executive leadership roles but I would say most of all my son Waylon.  Watching him navigate the world and learn things is like a chance to relive it all again through his eyes.

How do you give back: I have dedicated my career to helping others and am thrilled to be working for SDFRA as the organization does just that.


Tell us something about yourself: I am a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan, my travel goal is to visit all 7 continents  ( 5 down!), if I could only have one meal for the rest of my life it would be bean and cheese burritos and I named my son after Waylon Jennings.