To Better Protect New York

The FDNY Foundation, established in 1981 is the official not-for-profit of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Our mission is to promote fire and life safety education and help the FDNY better protect New York. The FDNY Foundation funds programs that advance the FDNY’s goals, which include maintaining operational excellence, reaching out to the community with an array of fire and life safety programs, and ensuring that our firefighters and EMS personnel have the best available training and equipment. The FDNY Foundation is:

  • The only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the FDNY and;
  • The FDNY Foundation does not solicit by telephone or use telemarketers.

Our Signature Fundraisers:

FDNY Foundation Dinner

This annual event serves as the FDNY Foundation's opportunity to honor some of the Department's esteemed supporters with a humanitarian awards ceremony. The Foundation's largest event of the year, the gala has raised millions of dollars to support FDNY fire and life safety education efforts throughout New York City, as well as professional development, equipment and technology for members of the Department. Learn More
FDNY All-Star Breakfast

The FDNY All-Star Breakfast is one of the FDNY Foundation’s most popular events of the year and seats often sell out quickly. The event brings together major figures from the sports and entertainment world with members of the FDNY and gives both groups the opportunity to honor the men and women of the FDNY. Held each September, the breakfast also serves as a way for the groups to remember those members of the FDNY who made the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Learn More
FDNY Firefighter for a Day Team Challenge

This one-day event was developed to share the New York City Fire Department’s best team-building practices with corporations. Participants receive personalized and innovative team-building experiences at the renowned FDNY Fire Academy. The challenges give teams of all kinds the rare opportunity to experience the FDNY's state-of-the-art training simulators to strengthen teamwork skills. Learn More
FDNY Calendar of Heroes

One of the most hotly anticipated events of the year, the FDNY Foundation annually releases the only official calendar of the New York City Fire Department. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar go directly to the FDNY Foundation. The Calendar features photos of active FDNY Firefighters and EMS Personnel, and each month includes an FDNY Smart safety message. For more information and to purchase the calendar, visit: