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Helping Our Heroes

About The Friends of LAFD

The Friends of the LAFD is a community of donors who believe our firefighters should have the tools and safety gear they depend on to save lives.  

When you join the Friends of LAFD, you become part of the LAFD family and directly empower the Foundation to do everything possible to fulfill LAFD needs that arise year-round.  

Membership includes a host of insider benefits and unique experiences that bring you closer to the Los Angeles City Fire Department. 


WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

Approximately 97% of the city’s budget for LAFD goes towards salaries and benefits, leaving just 3% to cover the cost of essential equipment, new technology and training programs. The disparity creates funding shortfalls for equipment for everyday incidents, to resources for specialty units (like the Urban Search & Rescue and Air Operations units). Click here to view the equipment needs we are actively working to fulfill.


GREAT BENEFITS. GREATER CAUSE.

Through the Friends of LAFD, your annual gift will help fulfill outstanding needs, making an impact where it is needed most. Click the name of your desired level to join the Friends of LAFD today.

  • Annual Gift: $100 - $499
    Benefits: Newsletter, LAFD Foundation decal, LAFD pin

  • Annual Gift: $500 - $999
    Benefits: All of the above benefits + A personalized thank you note card from a firefighter, LAFD license plate frame

  • Annual Gift: $1,000 - $2,499
    Benefits: All of the above benefits + Name recognition on the LAFD Foundation website, Invitation to an exclusive LAFD event, LAFD baseball cap

  • Annual Gift: $2,500 - $4,999
    Benefits: All of the above benefits + An invitation to the “State of the LAFD” address by the Fire Chief, official LAFD t-shirt

  • Annual Gift: $5,000 - $9,999
    Benefits: All of the above benefits + 2 VIP tickets to VALOR - the LAFD's annual awards gala

  • Annual Gift: $10,000
    Benefits: All of the above benefits + An invitation to an exclusive dinner event with the Fire Chief


QUESTIONS?

For more information about the Friends of LAFD program, please contact:

Tara Gurlides, Development Director

310-552-4139 | tara@supportlafd.org

-Photo in graphic by Mike Meadows