Local 1775 and Local 1401 are operating the IAFF Operations Center at the Local 1401 Union Hall, 555 South E Street in Santa Rosa. IAFF Members in need can go directly there for assistance.
The following information has been compiled for IAFF members and their families who’ve been affected by the October 2017 fires in Northern California. Please check back regularly as this document will be updated when new information becomes available.
October 9, 2017, a wind driven firestorm enveloped dozens of communities in Sonoma and Napa counties, California. Scores of homes were destroyed, and as of October 12, the fires are still largely uncontained, threatening thousands more. As firefighters risk their lives working to protect civilians, many have learned that their homes were consumed as well.
Most of these brave heroes are still on the firelines, and have not been able to even assess the damage or comfort their families. We now know that some of these firefighters lost family members, loved ones, and cherished pets in addition to losing all of their belongings.
This fund, managed by Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 (www.iaff1775.org) and Santa Rosa Firefighters, IAFF Local 1401 (www.srff.org) is the official fundraising platform to assist the many FIREFIGHTERS and their families who've lost homes. Funds raised here will be distributed equally among those in need - currently at least 40 firefighter families affected from IAFF Locals 1401 (Santa Rosa Firefighters), 1775 (Marin Professional Firefighters), 2881 (Cal Fire Firefighters), 55 (Oakland Firefighters), 798 (San Francisco Firefighters), 1415 (Petaluma Firefighters), and several other smaller agencies and locals.
100% of funds raised will go directly to the firefighters who've lost everything.