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Foundation Program Enrollment and Application Deadlines


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National Child ID Program

California’s local firefighting unions are being called upon to help keep children in our communities safe by signing up to participate in the National Child ID program. 

Every CPF affiliate has the opportunity to participate in this community outreach program, in partnership with the Foundation and the American Football Coaches Association. Simply fill out a request form indicating the number of kits needed and how they will be distributed. With your help, nearly 50,000 kits have been distributed to our schools to date, helping protect kids in California.

Applications must be filled out by union presidents and are available at cafirefoundation.org.

Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) Program

The Foundation’s SAVE program provides immediate financial aid to eligible fire and disaster victims. Working with firefighters throughout the state, $100 Mastercard gift cards are distributed on-scene of an incident, providing victims immediate access to purchase basic necessities like food, water or clothing. Over 15,000 victims have been assisted through the program to date, including most recently, thousands of victims of the Northern and Southern California wildfires. 

SAVE is available to any officially organized fire department or district. In order to participate, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be signed by both a fire chief and union president. 

The MOU and more information about SAVE are available online at cafirefoundation.org/save.

Daniel A. Terry Scholarship (DAT) Program

Funded by the Foundation, the DAT program provides higher education financial assistance to children of fallen firefighters. Providing $2,000 college scholarships, the Foundation grants awards to children of firefighters who died in the line of duty. Over 100 students have received scholarships, to date, aiding them on a path to a successful future. 2018 DAT applications are now available online, and the deadline to apply is June 1, 2018. If you know anyone that might be eligible please direct them to cafirefoundation.org for more information and to apply. 

For questions or additional information about any of the Foundation’s programs, please email cafirefoundation@cpf.org or call (800) 890-3213.