California Last Alarm Service Team (Cal-LAST)

The California Last Alarm Service Team (Cal-LAST)  provides comprehensive support for local fire departments who lose one of their own in the line of duty.

Developed in conjunction with the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s Local Assistance State Team (L.A.S.T.) program, Cal-LAST provides departments and locals with a team of individuals who can assist with every aspect of a line-of-duty death funeral.

The California Fire Foundation has been designated as the exclusive administrator of this unique and comprehensive line-of-duty death assistance program for the state of California. Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Justice.

Cal-LAST Mission Statement

The primary mission of the team is to provide assistance and comfort to the family and department and help with filing DOJ-PSOB, state and local benefits. All other aspects of team functionality are secondary, but are made available because of the possible needs of the families and the fire service throughout the country during a critical time.

Cal-LAST Team Values:

  • Family and department above all
  • Ask first, act later, tread lightly
  • Maintain transparency
  • Assist, do not take over unless requested
  • Do all things well
  • Provide accurate and timely information
  • Personal and organizational integrity are paramount
  • Honor, dignity and respect at all times