WHAT the community says

  • “I am honored to lead the effort to continue building the established, excellent reputation of the Austin Fire Department.”

    Joel G. Baker

    Fire Chief

  • “Just the teamwork and effort that they put forth to get me where I am today, I just, I can’t say thank you enough”

    Bruno Boelstler

    Community Member - Rescued after experiencing a cardiac arrest while driving

Proud support for firefighters and their mission

The Austin Fire Foundation Fund was established to support the City of Austin Fire Department’s (AFD) public education, professional development, awards and recognition, and firefighter wellness initiatives.

Community and corporate support for this Foundation are welcome and encouraged.  Any and all donations support the Austin Fire Department and its personnel.

About AFF

How do we help the community we serve?

Preventing fires is far more effective than sending resources to a fire that is already raging.

Our public education efforts reach out to the community through safety presentations at schools and daycare facilities; neighborhood and church events; as well as health and safety fairs.

Our free smoke alarm initiative provides for the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to those in need.

We work with neighborhoods in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) to reduce the risk of wildfire.

We are also medical first responders. We use that knowledge to teach CPR and organize “Red Angel” support services to Austinites with ongoing health issues.

AFF Initiatives

How can you help?


Attend a fundraising event

Donate to specific initiatives

Adopt a fire station

Sponsor a scholarship

Gift capital items

Fund AFF operating costs

Adopt a station

AFF News & Events

Want to join our crew?

The Austin Fire Department is currently recruiting for the 2021 cadet hiring process.