The CFD Foundation Supports the Critical Lifesaving Work of the Chicago Fire Department


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The CFD Foundation will serve as the 501(c) (3) non-profit organization of the Chicago Fire Department.  The funds raised will assist the CFD and its members in its mission to prevent and respond to fires, medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, protecting the lives and property of residents and visitors in Chicago.  The CFD Foundation will provide support for firefighters/paramedics and their families in time of need.  The Foundation will fund programs to help meet the Department’s training, research, development, and education needs.

Chicago Fire Department Charitable Foundation

Our Goal

5 Pillars

Of the CFD Foundation

Provide support for firefighters, paramedics and their families in time of need.

Promote public education with regards to fire safety for the residents and visitors of Chicago.

Establish professional development and enhance training for all uniformed members of the Chicago Fire Department.

Establish research and development for fireground factors and conditions as they relate to strategy, tactics, and firefighter safety.

Establish a test bed for information technology and equipment.


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