The Greater Tucson fire foundation is dedicated to assisting the greater Tucson fire
community with funding, tools, technology, advanced training, equipment, survivor’s
help, public education campaigns and human services to support these brave men and
women as they serve and protect the citizens of the greater Tucson area.
With ever-increasing demands from virtually every sector of the community, local
government/district budgets seldom adequately fund more than the fire services’ bare
necessities. Local jurisdiction’s priorities have been and remain keeping fire house doors
open, minimally maintaining and training sufficient number of firefighters for Tucson
area’s growing population and providing the necessary support structure to enable the
firefighters to respond in a timely and efficient manner. Advances in technology and
new equipment demands have too frequently fallen further down the priority list. One of
the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation’s commitments is to provide a bridge between these
needs and the limits of public spending.
The citizens of the Tucson area rely on firefighters as their first responders. For more
than 100 years, they have answered the call with an indisputable commitment to save
lives. In the process, they have kept our community and loved ones safe. The Fire
foundation works with community partners to determine and assess critical funding needs
on a regular basis. We strive to nurture and maintain a strong working relationship with
local firefighting community. Local guidance and expertise will assist the Fire foundation
in determining funding allocations.
As a cultural organization, the Fire foundation supports research, collection,
interpretation, and presentation of the rich history of the greater Tucson firefighting
community, which is shared with the public and new fire personnel through exhibitions,
programs, collections and publications. The Fire foundation honors those who gave the
ultimate sacrifice and preserves their rich historical records.
We assess and respond to the needs of the greater Tucson fire community.
Honoring the past, embracing the present and engaging the future.
- Fiscally Responsible
- Non-Partisan Advocate
The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation Board of Trustees establishes policies and procedures and provides active and ongoing oversight of the three Foundation components comprised of endowment, fund raising and distribution. Although we are still in the formulation stage, the groundwork is being laid for a stable, fiscally transparent and responsible and long-term organization.
- Founded in 2010
- Endowment fund professionally managed by the Jewish Community Foundation
Programs & Official Affiliates of GTFF
Fallen Heros Memorial