Truckee Firefighters Charitable Fund (TFCF) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that operates under the values of community service, volunteerism, and public safety. Our goals are achieved through donations of time and money by members of the organization and the public. The TFCF's roots grow from what was once Truckee Fire Inc., founded in the early 1980’s. Its purpose was to generate funds for the department, which then, was operated largely on a volunteer basis. Today’s organization continues to operate by the current employees of the Truckee Fire Protection District on a voluntary basis.

The main purpose of the TFCF is the funding for the Roy Waters Memorial Scholarship, awarded each year to a graduating High School student of the Truckee area pursuing a career in fire or emergency medicine. Additionally, the TFCF provides opportunities for community service and public education.


Truckee Firefighters Charitable Fund raises most of its money during our Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. This is made possible through the generous donations from local residents, guests, and our friends, family and employees who donate their time to put on this event. In exchange for their donation of time and effort, TFCF also donates a portion of the proceeds from our Pancake Breakfast to local sports teams for necessary safety equipment.


Community Services

Once a year the members of the TFCF cook and serve the patrons of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartment’s Pancake Breakfast, often setting new records for the number of meals served. All proceeds from this event help cut the costs of meals for the residents of the apartments.

Since its establishment in the Truckee region, TFCF provides warm breakfasts for those participating in the annual Relay For Life Cancer Walk.

Public Education

In order to decrease the cost of public education courses, like American Heart Association CPR, TFCF subsidizes the cost of those courses so that the members of the public can afford to take such an important class. For more information on American Heart Association Heartsaver AED and BLS Healthcare Provider CPR courses, such as costs, dates and how to enroll, see our CPR/AED Training page.

In collaboration with Truckee Fire Protection District, TFCF has purchased three AEDs, one of which is located at Truckee High School, while the other two are available for use by members of the community to use at their events. For more information, see our Community AED Program page.

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