California Casualty Makes Donations to Firefighters in Need

When large-scale disaster strikes, firefighters face the same home and property destruction as the rest of the community, while at the same time they are dispatched to respond to the emergency. This was the case for 11 members of the Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue Protection District, who lost their homes while working on the devastating Butte Fire.

A special fund has been set up to assist these firefighters as they get back on their feet and continue to serve their community. To help with this effort, California Casualty has donated $2,500 to the fund. Learn more about the fund.

In addition, California Casualty has donated $2,500 to the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund to help California volunteer emergency responders who have lost their homes. Through the fund, eligible volunteer firefighters and EMTs who have suffered an uninsurable loss of at least $5,000 in a state- or federally-declared disaster can request a stipend to help them meet basic needs in the aftermath.

Since its creation in 2005, the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund has provided over half a million to volunteer firefighters and EMTs in need. The fund relies on the support of individuals and organizations like California Casualty to be able to provide this critical assistance. 100% of donated funds go to help volunteers in need. Learn more about the fund.  

“We thank California Casualty for stepping up to help first responders in the wake of the devastating California wildfires,” said NVFC Chairman Kevin D. Quinn. “Volunteer firefighters and EMTs are there when the community needs them, and we need to be there when those same responders are in need. The donation California Casualty made to the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund will enable us to help these volunteers in the wake of this tragedy.”

"Firefighters sacrifice so much to protect people and property from increasingly powerful wildfires in many areas of the country,” said Beau Brown, Chairman and CEO of California Casualty. “California Casualty's employees and policyholders thank all of the firefighters and public safety professionals who battle these fires for their selfless dedication and bravery."

To make a contribution to the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund, click here.