Firefighters Support Foundation

Firefighters • Rescue • EMS

Helping those who serve

Family Assistance


FSF’s Assistance to Families

Nearly 90 firefighters and rescue personnel are killed in the line of duty every year in the United States. While there is often (but not always) assistance available to the surviving families from governmental entities, the families of heroes who leave children behind usually have even greater needs.

To assist, the Firefighters Support Foundation pro-actively makes contributions to funds established for the children of fallen firefighters. This financial support may also be applied for by filling out and returning the application. Click the linked, red box below to download the application.

Download Assistance Application


Privacy Note

Due to privacy concerns, we do not publish the names of FSF Survivors Assistance recipients. We may, however, occasionally share a recipient’s message in order to pass along their thanks to our donors.


Recipients’ Messages for Donors

“Thank you for your generous gift to my daughter’s fund in honor of my husband…We so appreciate your generosity at this uncertain time.”

“Thank you for your generous gift to honor (my husband) through (our son’s) scholarship.”

“Thank you so much for your support and contribution to our family…Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered.”

“Thank you for your contribution…This tragic event has again proven that our strongest resource is people helping other people in a time of need. Your contribution sends a message beyond that of financial assistance.”

“Thank you very much for your generous donation…Your money will be put towards the…children’s education expenses.”

“(We) would like to thank you for your generous gift to the family…Your thoughtful donation is part of the outpouring of support..Your remembrance…is greatly appreciated and will let his family know that they are not alone during this most difficult of times.”

“I wanted to thank you once again for your special kindness to our family… A college fund for our grandson is now a reality and your most generous gift was a truly important part of its creation.”

“The family…acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy. Thank you for your donation to…the memorial fund. Your act of kindness is deeply appreciated.”

“Thank you so very much for your generous donation to my husband’s memorial fund. He was a man who believed in what he did and never wanted thanks. It was his duty to help protect those in need. He would be overwhelmed by the outpouring of respect and love shown…”

“Thank you for your contribution to the girls’ college fund. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.”

“Thank you for your generosity, kindness, and support of my family during the difficult loss of my husband and our (baby daughter’s) father.”

“The generosity of virtual strangers has been overwhelming and very much appreciated.”

“I would like to thank your organization for the generous gift given to our family. I never realized the strength of the firefighters’ family until the death of my husband…”