May 5, 2021

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation

Grants and Scholarships

The United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF) Grant and Scholarship Program provides educational assistance to fire service members and their immediate families.

The UFLACFF will be awarding the following grants and scholarships twice in year 2021:

Two – $2,000 grants/scholarship

Four – $1,000 grants/scholarships

Four – $500 grants/scholarships


Funding for the grants and scholarships is made possible by UFLACFF, a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization, created by United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112 (UFLAC) to assist firefighters and the families of firefighters. Donations from Supporters of UFLACFF and UFLAC Local 112, have been designated specifically to support these opportunities for firefighters and their immediate families.

Awards and Grants Amount and Distribution

  • Each Grant Award is based on the specific needs of each applicant
  • Awards will be announced in the months of July and December of 2021
  • Awards will be made directly to the applicant, if over age 18, or to the parents/guardians of a minor child

*An active firefighter or his or her immediate family member is eligible for an Award Grant once every 12-month period.


The Applicant must be an active firefighter, or a dependent of an active firefighter, wishing to further their education, or in need of assistance with tuition, books, materials, trade specific tools or equipment, internet access etc.


Applicants seeking a Scholarship or Grant Award must complete the application packet and forward it to UFLACFF by the application closing date.  Applications may be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] or mailed to:

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local #112

c/o UFLACFF Scholarship/Grant Program

1571 W Beverly Blvd, Suite 201

Los Angeles, CA 90026


Application closing date is June 1, 2021 for the July 2021 distribution and November 1, 2021 for the December 2021 distribution.

Application Packets include:

  • Completed Application
  • Jpeg photo for our files and to use in Foundation related material.
  • A brief essay (500 word maximum, typed or written and clearly legible) prepared by the applicant or the parent/guardian. The essay should include how the award will benefit his or her life and serve others in the future, listing their area of study, last grade completed and the school of their choice for their higher education purposes.
  • Biography (2 page maximum).


Applications will be evaluated, and awards granted based on the information provided by the applicant, by the UFLACFF Awards Committee (comprised of Foundation Board Members), active firefighter (non-Board members) and the UFLACFF Advisory Committee.  The name, and any personal identifying information of the applicant, will be redacted prior to review by the committee.

Please click HERE to fill out the on-line application.

Special thank you to the main Education Grant sponsors & our supporters!


Major Sponsors:

  • Matthew and Miho Blumkin – The Blumkin Family Foundation
  • Ed Avaness – Miller Kaplan
  • Jennifer Lincicum – Fickewirth
  • Aaron Straussner & Julie Sherman
  • UFLAC Fire Foundation
  • Brian and Mary Ann Hishinuma – Retired – LAFD




Jimmy Blackman & Associates

Sandra Jackson – Greenspan Co./Adjusters International

Maria Riggs – UFLAC

Chris Wann – UFLAC



UFLAC Executive Board



On behalf of the UFLAC Fire Foundation, we hope you will SAVE THE DATE and make plans to participate in this year’s annual Golf Tournament.  Although last year’s tournament had to be postponed, we are looking forward to getting everyone together again for another great day at Porter Valley Country Club, raising funds for the Foundation and our dedicated firefighters.

As you know, the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, is about firefighters helping firefighters. Specifically, UFLACFF provides financial support to firefighters and their immediate families who suffer economic hardship as a result of illness, injury, or death. Additionally, the organization provides educational assistance to the children of fallen firefighters.

Please review our sponsor opportunities below. Our 2021 sponsor deck includes some great photos from 2019, and the benefits available for 2021.  Sponsor commitment forms are also attached for submission.

For questions, please email [email protected] or call the Tournament Office at 818-994-4661.

We thank you in advance, and hope to see you November 1, 2021.

Please Click HERE for the Sponsor Commitment Forms.
Please Click HERE for the Sponsorship Deck.
Adam Walker                    Freddy Escobar                             Matthew Blumkin, CEO
President, UFLACFF       President, UFLAC, Local 112     The Greenspan Co./  Adjusters Int’l

UFLAC Fire Foundation Fundraiser Blankets

Order your custom “FD Blanket” now and receive by Christmas. Average 3-day turn around. Portion of proceeds will go to the UFLAC Fire Foundation. Click the link and customize your order today!


UFLAC Fire Foundation:

Burn Fund for Firefighters Working at

Downtown May 16th Fire


Dear Brothers & Sisters,


On behalf of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112 (UFLAC), let me express our profound gratitude for the outpouring of support that we have received for our injured Firefighters in the wake of the May 16th Major Emergency fire in Downtown Los Angeles.

As you know, a massive fireball engulfed 11 Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) Firefighters while they were battling a commercial building fire, sending all of them to the hospital with burn injuries of varying severity. A 12th Firefighter was later treated and released at the hospital for a minor extremity injury. Fortunately, at this time all are expected to survive, but face a long road to recovery.

Many of you have reached out to ask how one can help. In 2019, UFLAC created a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation for times like these so that every dollar collected goes directly to our LAFD Firefighters and their families in need. For those who feel inclined to support the Firefighters currently affected by the May 16th downtown fire  or whom may be affected in the future by similar incidents, please take a moment to visit the UFLAC Fire Foundation website to make a contribution:

Whether it goes to pay for their families to be near them at the Hospital and Burn Center or helps to fund college for the children of those Firefighters who may not be able to return to duty, all contributions will go towards these brave First Responders who nearly gave their lives to protect Los Angeles.

On behalf of the UFLAC Executive Board, thank you for keeping our Firefighters in your thoughts and the overwhelming number of well-wishes during this challenging time.


In Solidarity,

Freddy Escobar
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City
IAFF, Local 112

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.


13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955