Jun 1, 2021
Apr 1, 2021
The winning grants were finally revealed today after a qualified and experienced team of firefighting professionals completed the review process. I’m happy to report that $56,950 in grants have been awarded to the following seven departments:
$10,000 – Adin Fire Protection District (towards repair of burned truck)
$3,450 – Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company (AEDs)
$12,500 – Dobbins Oregon House Fire Dept. (extrication equipment)
$1,000 – Trinity Center Volunteer Fire Dept. (wildland boots)
$5,000 – Hornbrook Fire Protection District (PPE)
$15,000 – McCloud Fire Department (extractor)
$10,000 – Daggett Fire Department (fire hose & turnout gear)
Congratulations to all the winning departments and thank you for what you do for your communities! ❤️
Apr 21, 2020
I’m happy to announce that more grants are now available through the California State Firefighters Association (CSFA). The 45-day application period opens April 3, and will end at 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021. Winning applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the grant close date. To apply, please use this link: https://form.jotform.com/csfaforms/jennys-heroes-california
Apr 16, 2020
What a thrill to be able to award grants to eleven departments today. A total of $60,000 is being shared among eleven smaller rural volunteer fire departments to provide everything from lots of PPE to thermal imaging cameras, reflective jackets, a rapid intervention air supply pack, and a washer/extractor. Feel free to read each story and send a personal note if you like. I am overjoyed to be able to make a difference and show my love and appreciation for California’s volunteer firefighters. Just click Home.
Mar 11, 2020
May 23, 2019
Good news! The current applications have all been reviewed and we are just one more conference call away from making the final selections. It’s never easy and this time we received over 60 requests. I’m very anxious to get this grant money on the way and I’m hoping the final announcements can be made next week.
May 23, 2019
Congratulations to all five grant winners who received the news today. I committed a total of $51,500 to five different volunteer fire departments all over California. Pictured above is the team from the Suisun Fire Protection District in Fairfield, California, who were award $25,000 to purchase new turnout gear.
As a special inaugural gift, I also chose the CSFA Steamer Team to receive $4,500 to purchase new embroidered parade uniforms for the volunteers who donate their time doing events to educate the public about fire safety and prevention.
I was lucky enough to see this stunning 1902 fully restored steam engine at the Firehouse World Convention earlier this year. To learn more about all the grants, click here.
May 20, 2019
All grant recipients are invited to send any photos from their department as well as photos of the items purchased through the grants. Please send your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 12, 2019
Well today is day we planned to reveal the grant winners but we need a few more days. This is a new adventure and we need little more time, but we’ll have the decisions by the end of the week for sure. Thanks for being patient.
It’s only been a week and requests are already coming in! The window to apply runs from April 6th to May 6th so any volunteer fire department in California needing safety equipment still has 3 weeks to apply. It’s easy. All the information and the application form is on the CSFA website: https://www.csfa.net/CSFA/CalFF/articles/Jenny_s_Heroes_CA.aspx