The Disaster Relief Fund

When Disaster Hits Home for Our Own

Fires. Floods. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Civil Disturbances.

When disasters strike, fire fighters are called to respond, even while their own families may be displaced and their homes damaged or destroyed. The Disaster Relief Fund provides immediate financial assistance to help these displaced fire fighters and their families while they continue to serve the surrounding communities.

Our Disaster Relief Fund provides financial assistance to members living in disaster areas who have also experienced losses of their own and has provided more than $5 million dollars in assistance since its inception.

Apply for Relief

Disaster Relief Funds are available to IAFF members who are displaced from their homes as the result of a disaster these include man-made disasters, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other events. If you meet the following criteria, use our application form to request funds:

  • The applicant must be a current IAFF member at the time the disaster occurred.
  • The member must reside in the area in which the disaster occurred.
  • The member’s eligibility is based solely on need as determined by a majority of the Trustees.
  • Members are eligible for assistance only if they are displaced from their homes because of the disaster. 

Learn more about the eligibility criteria for disaster relief and apply for assistance here.