The Detroit Firemen’s Fund Association
dedicated to supporting
firefighters, and our community
for over 149 years
WHO WE ARE
The Detroit Firemen’s Benevolent Fund is a 503c(3) non-profit organization. The Fund has served firefighters and our community for over 149 years. Our membership is made up of active duty and retired Detroit Firefighters.
We were originally organized in 1866 to aid injured Detroit firefighters, and widows and children of deceased firemen. Throughout the years we have expanded our scope to include our community and our region.
We Provide Support For Sponsored Groups:
Our sponsored groups rely on the Fund for assistance in a variety of areas. From financial help to copying flyers and distributing information about the groups’ events, the Firemen’s Fund is there to help them do what they do best.
Each of our sponsored groups are involved in community service and/or charitable fundraising activities.
We Organize Community Activities:
Firefighters have strong ties to the communities they serve. The Firemen’s Fund helps to strengthen those ties through hosting various community events. We also award college scholarships to help promote higher education. In addition the Fund helps to organize firefighter volunteers for community projects such as block clean-ups and board ups of abandoned buildings.
Assist Injured Firefighters and Family of Deceased Firefighters:
The Fund was founded to serve as a guiding light during the darkest days in a firefighter’s family’s lives. Our commitment to this cause remains strong.
We assists injured firefighters with specific needs that many not be met elsewhere.
We help ease the burden on a deceased firefighter’s family by planning and coordinating components of a traditional Firefighter funeral.
We have built and maintain the Michigan Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Rig to serve as a funeral hearse, and maintain the tradition of the Firefighter’s Final Ride.
Firemen’s Fund membership benefits include a life insurance policy, a burial plot in the fire department section of Elmwood or Mt. Elliott Cemetery, and a headstone.