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Supporting Firefighters / Paramedics and Their Families in Time of Need


our mission

The CFD Foundation supports the critical lifesaving work of the Chicago Fire Department.  The Foundation works collaboratively with the CFD and its members to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter, paramedic, and civilian deaths and injury.  The Foundation supports CFD initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets.  The Foundation assists the firefighters/paramedics and their families in times of need.


Family Support

The CFD Foundation provides assistance and support to firefighters/paramedics and their families in times of need.


Public Education

The CFD Foundation provides programs/funding to the CFD to educate, inform and involve the public in protecting life and property in the event of emergency.


Professional Development

The most important part of the CFD is the firefighters and paramedics:  the bravest and the best of the CFD. The CFD Foundation is committed to helping the CFD train and educate these superb men and women through a professional development curriculum specifically designed to meet the needs of the CFD.


Equipment and Technology

The CFD sets world standards for fire suppression, pre-hospital medical care, emergency response, and large-scale operations mitigation and recovery.  The CFD Foundation assists in research and development that increases the safety of all personnel operating on the fireground as well as civilians exposed to the incident.


IT and Equipment Testing

The CFD Foundation provides the CFD the opportunity to collaborate, test, and view the latest technology and equipment advances within the Fire Service on a global platform.

We are the Chicago Fire Department Foundation.

Supporting those who protect us all. Thank you for your continued support.