Assistance for Families of Fallen Firefighters…
Julian Ybarra, Journalist
(Tucson, Arizona – April 24, 2017) Getting the right assistance and support is often difficult to find. Fallen firefighters and their families typically have plenty of assistance from fellow associates and local and national programs, they just need to know where to look. While some programs offer support groups and grievance counseling there are some that offer financial support.
The Professional Firefighters of Arizona has a Benevolent Fund that was created to provide aid to firefighters, their families and others in need. The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with the Secretary of State and exists as a nonprofit corporation. Tuition waivers for children can also be found online at Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
- Benevolent Fund information click here
- AFFM Tuition Waiver information click here
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a full dedicated service to help families in a wide variety of ways. If joined as a member of the Volunteer Firefighter Alliance, offers a wide variety of programs to help grieving families of their lost ones including Line-of-Duty Death Benefits and children’s scholarship aide. The International Association of Firefighters offers a scholarship programs called the W.H. Howie McClennan Scholarship Fund to children of their deceased parent.
- NFFF Family Resources information click here
- Line-of-Duty Death Benefits information click here
- Childrens Scholarship information click here
- VFA children’s scholarship application PDF
- Scholarship rules and information click here
- IAFF children’s scholarship application PDF