Denver Fire Department and the Denver Fire Department Foundation are touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity by our community during this difficult time. 

Denver Fire Department Foundation is accepting and coordinating all donations for the Denver Fire Department.

As of 9/30/20, we have coordinated and/or delivered to Denver Fire Stations – every firefighter on every shift at every station has received at least 3 meals, most have received 4-5. We have also fed dispatch, line shop, maintenance, admin and Rapid Response testing.

Huge thanks to the Denver community for YOUR support of Denver Firefighters!

  • 210+ gallons of hand sanitizer
  • 9200+ PPE masks and gowns, plus 100 plexiglass face shields, decon equipment
  • 170 cases of beverages
  • 4650+ meals to Denver Fire stations; 1500+ power bars
  • $385,047 in grants and donations for PPEs and other COVID-related equipment
  • 184 gift cards to Denver Fire stations
  • Misc equipment for fire stations including new mixer, pots and pans, kitchen equipment, grill and grill covers

If you wish to make a donation of goods, services or a direct donation, please see below: 

Checks and gift cards can be mailed to:
Denver Fire Department Foundation
PO Box 12014
Denver, CO 80212-0014

Donations can be made here.

To coordinate pick up or delivery of goods and services:
phone 303-594-6567

** during this time, the IRS has changed guidelines for individual and joint filers for cash donations and the amount of in kind donation allowable as a percentage of income. Please consult this guidance and/or your accountant.

Who We Are

The Denver Fire Department Foundation was founded in 2007 by Josh Hanfling and a group of other dedicated business and community leaders. At the center of our collective commitment is our desire to give our firefighters a better chance of returning home to their families at the end of the day. We are also dedicated to public safety and to ensuring that each one of us and our loved ones will be more likely to survive a life-threatening fire.

In August 2007, the Denver Fire Department Foundation hosted a kickoff awareness and fundraising event where we screened Into the Fire, a film that powerfully shows the courage and sacrifice of firefighters across the country. Mayor Hickenlooper introduced the film, and more than 400 people filled the Wells Fargo Theater for the event. Showing the importance of our cause to the Denver community, attendees and sponsors graciously donated more than $32,000 to support our mission. 

Much of the evening’s focus was upon the unmet needs of Denver firefighters in the area of wellness. Heart attacks are the leading killers of men and women in the fire service. Event sponsor Fireman’s Fund insurance had already contributed $50,000 towards heart scans for Denver firefighters— scans that led at least two firefighters to emergency surgery to correct conditions that otherwise would have killed them. The extreme exertion of firefighting, coupled with the stress of the job and exposure to smoke and environmental hazards put firefighters at particular risk for heart disease and cardiopulmonary problems.

Since that time we have expanded our efforts to support the Denver Fire Department through public education, efforts to improve firefighter quality of life, enhance firefighter safety, and direct resources to meet firefighter needs thereby improving public safety in the City and County of Denver. 

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