Connecting Local Citizens to Their Local Fire Stations

Firefighters

WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH A FIREHOUSE YOU WALK THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA

Who We Are

Dedicated to being “Friends of the Fire Department and Fire Service,” The First-In Fire Foundation is committed to a well-respected tradition of connecting local citizens to their local fire stations. We friendraise and fundraise city-wide for the Fire Service and Fire Department, its firefighters, fire stations, services, and programs, including LAFD Adopt-A-Fire Station Program, Fire Safety Education, CERT, DAC, and Emergency Preparedness (including Pet Preparedness). The First-In Fire Foundation specializes in establishing local model programs and creating “Partners in Preparedness” and resilience within a fire station’s (or battalion’s) first response area.
We work in the Spirit of Cooperation with the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition, good friends of the LAFD since 2001. For over 12 years, we have actively supported our courageous firefighters who serve so well even in this unprecedented time of financial need. We promote morale-boosting, unity, and more resources for firefighters and fire service. We share enthusiasm for Miracle Mile’s highly successful Model Adopt-A-Fire Station Program at Fire Station 61/Battalion 18 (“Friends of FS 61/Battalion 18”) in Los Angeles.
This cost-effective, highly successful model focuses on encouraging a local circle of friends to form a circle of strength: A Fire Department – Community Partnership encouraging long-term relationships. This model has fostered assistance in Los Angeles to FS 27, 29, 37, 40, 52, 58, 61, 76, 77, and 94. For FS 61, our assistance has included much-needed station repairs since 2002 (painting, carpeting, kitchen appliances, training room and office furniture and exercise equipment, landscaping, storage sheds and security gates, tools, securing training seminar space, a high-rise training exercise site, and local support for 7 annual Miracle Mile Safety Summits on Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security: “READY OR NOT! – RESILIENCE”). We support community-wide adoptions (“friends”) of fire stations and advocate “No Station Left Behind.”
Additionally, we have provided assistance to Fire Service wherever there is a need, such as to the Israel Fire Department following their devastating wildfires of 2010 and to Fairfax County, VA’s Urban Search & Rescue Team, deployed to save lives following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
Fire Service Department

Board of Directors

Marc S. Cohen, Founding Chairman of the Board
Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ernesto A. Alvarez, Founding Vice President
FVP Private Banking, East-West Bank

Erroll G. Southers, Founding Vice President
Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security & Public Policy, USC

Jan Perry, Board Member
L.A. City General Manager, Economic Development
Rush Cashden. Board Member

Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Kevin James, Board Member
Chief of Legislative Affairs for Mayor Eric Garcetti

Chis Scroggin, Board Member
Vice President, Prime Group

Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Founding President
President & Founder, Miracle Mile Civic Coalition

Addison Birdine, Founding Vice President
LAFD Captain, (Ret.)

Adrian Stern, Founding Treasurer
Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg and Getzoff
Michael Malick, Board Member
Vice President of Investments, Marcus & Millichap

Frank Quiambao, Board Member
Special Advisor to the Secretary of
California Emergency Management Agency

George C. Webster II, Board Member
Shareholder, Stutman, Treister & Glatt Professional Corporation

 

Marc S. Cohen, Founding Chairman of the Board

Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ernesto A. Alvarez, Founding Vice President

FVP Private Banking, East West Bank

Erroll G. Southers, Founding Vice President

Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security & Public Policy, USC

Jan Perry, Board Member

LA City General Manager, Economic Development

Rush Cashden, Board Member

Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Kevin James, Board Member

President, City of LA Board of Public Works

Chis Scroggin, Board Member

Vice President, Prime Group

Robert Gladden, Board Member

LAFD Inspector, Ret.

Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Founding President

President & Founder, Miracle Mile Civic Coalition

Addison Birdine, Founding Vice President

LAFD Captain, (Ret.)

Adrian Stern, Founding Treasurer

Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg & Getzoff

Michael Malick, Board Member

Vice President of Investments, Marcus & Millichap

Frank Quiambao, Board Member

Special Advisor to the Secretary of California Emergency Management Agency

George C. Webster II, Board Member

Shareholder, Stutman, Treister & Glatt Professional Corporation

Marc S. Cohen, Founding Chairman of the Board

Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ernesto A. Alvarez, Founding Vice President

FVP Private Banking, East West Bank

Erroll G. Southers, Founding Vice President

Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security & Public Policy, USC

Jan Perry, Board Member

LA City General Manager, Economic Development

Rush Cashden, Board Member

Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Kevin James, Board Member

President, City of LA Board of Public Works

Chis Scroggin, Board Member

Vice President, Prime Group

Robert Gladden, Board Member

LAFD Inspector, Ret.

Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Founding President

President & Founder, Miracle Mile Civic Coalition

Addison Birdine, Founding Vice President

LAFD Captain, (Ret.)

Adrian Stern, Founding Treasurer

Partner, Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg & Getzoff

Michael Malick, Board Member

Vice President of Investments, Marcus & Millichap

Frank Quiambao, Board Member

Special Advisor to the Secretary of California Emergency Management Agency

George C. Webster II, Board Member

Shareholder, Stutman, Treister & Glatt Professional Corporation

Grant Request Form

Print the form and fill out the required information.
Email to: firstinfirefoundation@gmail.com with attachments:
Attach your Grant Request Form with your 225 Form.
We are pleased to provide the Grant Request Form REQUIRED for all Fire Department, Fire Services, and Fire Station requests. This completed form MUST accompany your completed 225 Form.
Please follow all current Department procedures.
We are happy to consider your request and assist you with the completion of your 225 and Grant Request Form. Call us at (323) 933-8164 for more information and questions you may have.
Thank you,