Fire Family Foundation

The charitable hand of Firefighters First Credit Union

The charitable hand of Firefighters First Credit Union

About Us

History and Vision

The Fire Family Foundation emanated from the events of 9/11 when over 340 New York City Firefighters were lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Firefighters First Credit Union was entrusted with charitable donations made by members of the Fire Service and the community. Millions of dollars were donated to the Credit Union to support the New York City Firefighters and their families. The incredible response resulted in the vision to establish a nonprofit Foundation focused on serving the firefighting community.

Established in 2008, Fire Family Foundation supports firefighters and their families during times of need. Firefighters show up when we need assistance, generally in some of our most vulnerable times. Through medical emergencies, fires, and national disasters, we depend upon firefighters to help us. We believe in helping them and their families to the extent possible during their times of need. The Foundation is committed to these men and women who unselfishly give so much of themselves, often at great risk and impact to family life.

Board of Directors


A Nonprofit Corporation



Dixie Abramian



Harry Crusberg
Retired Firefighter


Gerald Horwedel

Retired Firefighter

Marv Williams

Retired Firefighter

Council of Members

Severyn Aszkenazy
Retired Firefighter

Isaac Burks
Retired Firefighter

Tom Daly

Michael Dumas
Retired Firefighter

Cindy Iwamoto
Firefighters First Credit Union

Aaron Straussner

Elizabeth Dever
Executive Director

Our Mission

We provide support to firefighters and their families during times of need. Our foundation provides vital financial support to the Fire Family.

Ways to Give

100% of your donation to Fire Family Foundation goes directly to support our mission – for events such as "Fire Boot Classic" and "Fire It Up," the Net Proceeds go directly to support our mission. As part of our donor family, you are bringing relief and comfort to those affected by devastating circumstances. The Fire Family Foundation helps you give to those who have given so much to others.

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Donation Collection Policy

Apply for Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance, please call us at (888) 533-3448. You may also view our Grantmaking Guidelines or download our Financial Assistance Application.

The Fire Family Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Tax ID #36-4613248.

Fire Family Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #36-4613248, and is the charitable hand of Firefighters First Credit Union.

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