The Bellevue Fire Department has long supported charitable giving in the community. Through the years personnel from the department have supported many fundraising efforts, with the goal of raising awareness as well as money, to benefit causes that directly affect the residents of our community.
The Bellevue Fire Department and the Firefighters of IAFF Local 1604 proudly support the following:
Community PartnersThe Bellevue Fire Department partners with three local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations to benefit the residents of our service area.
Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation
The BFCSF also helps support firefighters and their families in times of need and contributes to the Bellevue Fire Honor Guard. For more information or to donate, you can visit the Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation website.
Bellevue Fire Foundation
The Bellevue Fire Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization created to support Bellevue's firefighters and paramedics in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing equipment, training, and community engagement programs that go beyond city resources.
Medic One Foundation
In addition, the Foundation funds grants for medical research and equipment and provides CPR and First Aid training. For more information or to donate, you can visit the Medic One Foundation website.
Other Supported CharitiesIn addition to our community partners, members of the Bellevue Fire Department participate in Fundraising for several other charitable organizations.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Firefighter Stairclimb)
Bellevue has sent a team of 20 firefighters to participate for many years and was recently recognized for raising over $250,000. In 2016 Firefighter Eric Rickert (a Mantle Cell Lymphoma survivor) raised over $10,000 himself. Bellevue's team page can be found HERE.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Fill the Boot)
Fill The Boot raises critical funds to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures across the full spectrum of neuromuscular disease.
Bellevue Honor Guard
The Bellevue Fire Honor Guard trains annually with the elite U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard in Washington DC. and strives to exhibit the same classic precision and rich tradition and helps to instruct other honor guards across Washington State. The services of this group can be made available upon request. Donations can be directed through the Community Support Foundation
King County Firefighter Pipes and Drums
The KCFPD also performs at other department functions like promotional and retirement ceremonies as well as public celebrations, parades and other community events.
Of course St. Patrick’s Day is the busiest day of the year and the band can be found playing in many places around the county. Information on coming events can be found on the KCFPD Facebook page.