The Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation is continually assisting the Carlsbad Fire Department through supplemental funding, education, community outreach, and scholarships.
Fired Up for #GivingTuesday
We are upon another year of gratitude and immense thanks for the hard work and dedication of the service members of Carlsbad. Our 77 Fire Department responders arrived on the scene of over 20,000 calls within the `18-`19 fiscal year and provided service to not only the Carlsbad community but also our San Diego County neighbors and elsewhere throughout California. The foundation is honored to serve these men and women. On this #GivingTuesday, we’d like to share some of our 2019 accomplishments and humbly ask that you’ll consider making the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation your charity of choice this year by donating here.
Provided over 200 bicycle helmets to youth in our community at the Pedal for a Purpose Event, the Carlsbad Public Safety Open House, and other community events
Prepared and fully funded a grant to place 34 Bleeding Control Kits in 20 city public buildings
Supported the Youth Firesetter Intervention Program run by the Burn Institute through funding alongside 38 other cities within San Diego and Imperial Counties so that this program is offered free of charge to minors throughout those counties.
Provided two scholarships to dependents of Carlsbad Fire Department Personnel
We appreciate all your support and look forward to continuing to serve the Carlsbad Community and the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation.
Firefighters focus on clean air, bodies and gear to try to cut cancer risk
Firefighters are regularly exposed to toxins and carcinogens throughout their career. A staggering 68% of Firefighters will be diagnosed with cancer. These detox chambers allow firefighters to excrete toxic chemicals from their bodies through the use of medical-grade infrared heating technology while performing mild exercise on a stationary bicycle within the chamber. The Foundation purchased a total of three detox chamber units for the Carlsbad Fire Department by the end of 2018.
Click the button below to read the full article in The San Diego Union-Tribune Article for an in-depth look at the cancer risks our first responders