Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE)

For victims of fire or other natural disaster, the aftermath can be devastating.

Fires and natural disasters not only wreak havoc on the emotional state of its victims, but also their financial state. Often left with just the clothes on their back, victims of fire or other natural disaster are frequently in a panicked state when they realize that they have no money, no clothes, and nowhere to sleep through the night.

As part of our mission to provide victim assistance, the California Fire Foundation ( has launched the Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program, which provides emergency financial assistance to fire and natural disaster victims.

Through the SAVE program, the California Fire Foundation aims to provide immediate short-term support in the aftermath of a fire or other natural disaster to displaced victims. Working together with the California Fire Foundation, the fire service in California is distributing gift cards, in the amount of $100, to eligible victims of fires or other natural disasters so they may purchase basic necessities such as food, clothing or medicine.

In order to participate in the program, a Memorandum of Understanding must be signed by both a Fire Chief and President (or Lead Representative) for the Respective Bargaining Unit (s) or Association (s) for Firefighters. This program is available to any officially organized fire department or district.

If you are interested in helping to fund the SAVE program or have any questions, please click here to view partnership levels.  Every level of support is appreciated by the California Fire Foundation. If you have any questions or would like to donate to this program, please contact Executive Director, Hedi Jalon at or (916) 641-1707.

The next deadline for departments/locals to enroll in the SAVE program is July 1, 2016