Detroit Firemen’s Fund
Helping our members care for their loved ones
now, in the future, and for generations to come.
FUND MEMBER BENEFITS
Fund members who are off duty sick and have exhausted all sick time,
CT, EV, furloughs and been placed on X’s, are paid 51% of
full paid firefighter’s salary for a maximum of 1 year.
Children of members are eligible to apply
for the Fund’s College Scholarship Program. The Scholarship
Program for the 2013 / 2014 school year has been completed. Details for
the 2014 / 2015 school year program will be posted as they become available.
Lump sum retirement payment – Currently $10,800 for members with 25 years of service or more. Members who opt for an early vested retirement are paid proportionate to their years of service/25 years. Early vested members are paid retirement benefits at the point when the member would have achieved 25 years of service.
Framed Retirement Certificate – A treasured keepsake for you and your family.
Detroit Fire Retiree T shirt
Retired Rocker Patch for Dress Uniform
Since our beginning in 1867,
the Detroit Firemen’s Fund Association has helped
our members care for their families after they were gone.
Providing assistance to your family in the event of your death
continues to be one of the primary benefit of Fund membership.
Life Insurance paid to a beneficiary (beneficiaries) of your choice.
Currently $10,800 for members with 25 years of service or more.
Members who opt for an early vested retirement are paid proportionate
to their years of service/25 years. Early vested members are paid
retirement benefits at the point when the member would have achieved
25 years of service.
Pre-Arranged use of Memorial Rig. Fund members can pre-arrange use the Michigan Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Rig
for their final ride and have the fee for rig use automatically deducted from their life insurance pay out.
Burial plot and cemetery headstone for the member in the Detroit Firemen’s Fund section of Mt. Elliott or Elmwood Cemetery. Your spouse can also be interned in the same plot if cremation has taken place.
Assistance with coordination of funeral services. When a firefighter’s life
is lost there is often an overwhelming number of people who wish to pay their respects.
There are also several aspects to a traditional Firefighter funeral that funeral homes and churches
may not be familiar with. This can complicate funeral services and put an enormous burden on your
family. The Firemen’s Fund will give as little or as much support in planning and coordinating
of the funeral service as your family wants.
Financial assistance with cost of a wake. In the event
of an active duty member’s death from non-duty causes,
the Fund will pay for 50% of cost of your wake up
to a maximum of $1,200.
The Fund maintains service records of all fund members.
For generations to come a record of your service in the
Detroit Fire Department will be available to your family
for historical or genealogical research.
The Fund gets a number of request for information on past
members every year. Often the person requesting information
has only heard that “Great Grandpa was a Detroit Fireman”.
Family members are thrilled when they discover that the Fund can tell them when their loved one join the department, when they retired, and what rank they achieved while serving on the Detroit Fire Department, etc.