To help everyone understand what the San Bernardino County Firefighters’ Association (SBCoFFA) is and the role it plays within the San Bernardino County Fire Department this document was created to give a brief overview of the SBCoFFA.
SBCoFFA was born in the 1930s as the Fontana Firefighters Association, and has transitioned over the years as the Fontana Fire Protection District was merged into the Central Valley Fire District and then finally into the San Bernardino County Fire Department. As the Fire Department grew the SBCoFFA grew as well, always welcoming new groups in the organization.
The primary mission of SBCoFFA has always been the benevolence of its members. We Provide fiscal security for the brotherhood of our members. SBCoFFA maintains over $100,000 in cash accounts that would allow for immediate finical action taken to benefit a tragedy to one of our members. Sometimes these events are shared with members other times privacy is necessary. Ask around you will likely find someone that can share an event that SBCoFFA’s benevolence has been there for when it was truly needed. When appropriate the Association always tries to replenish expenditures so they will be available for future needs. (Recent examples of SBCoFFA support are Engineer Ron Reed & Kendra Lewis (Capt. Ken Lewis’ daughter)
Membership to SBCoFFA is open to both safety and non-safety employees, from fire chief to Ambulance Operators. We are not a professional labor organization and will never endorse or participate in any political process. We do not represent any labor group or individual employees and are completely transparent between all employee groups.