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Santa is Visiting Us

‘Tis the season! Drop by one of our branches to have your photo taken with Santa.
Every kid (or kid at heart) can get a free photo to take home.

Young and old alike enjoy visiting Santa Claus (SFFD Retiree Bob Cuff) every year at our branches. This year he’ll be in town on the following dates:

  • Pacifica Branch – Tuesday, Dec. 12th – 10am – 11:30am
  • Stonestown Branch – Tuesday, Dec. 12th – 1pm – 4pm
  • Mint Plaza Branch – Wednesday, Dec. 13th – 10am – 11:30am
  • California Street Branch – Wednesday, Dec. 13th – 1pm – 4pm

California Street Branch will be hosting its annual Bake Sale on Wednesday, December 13th.

See you there.

SFFD Ethnic Doll Toy Drive

Last Year Ruby and Chaya volunteered for the SF Firefighters Toy Drive. They were shocked to see how non-diverse and empty the shelves were. Because of this, Jill Peeler started the SFFD Ethnic Doll Toy Drive.

This Year they are continuing this new tradition and adding collections for books. Their goal is to find stories with a diverse set of main characters to help raise self esteem and cultural awareness.

Join Chaya, Ruby, and the SF Firefighters Toy Program to make sure no child is left without a special gift this holiday season.


Saturday December 2nd, from 11:00am – 2:00pm
325 Newhall st. San Francisco

North Bay Fires - How to Help

The devastation caused by the fires in the North Bay has been heartbreaking. Many of our members are undergoing severe hardship, including firefighters and other first responders who are risking their lives to help others, even as their own homes have been threatened or destroyed.

How You Can Help

There are many known and reputable charities, such as the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of America, but many members have asked specifically how they can support the first responders. Two examples are listed below.

Go Fund a Hero Fundraising Campaign

The Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 and Santa Rosa Firefighters, IAFF Local 1401, have launched an official fundraising platform at Go Fund a Hero to assist the many firefighters and their families who’ve lost homes. 

Funds raised here will be distributed equally among those in need – currently at least 40 firefighter families affected from IAFF Locals 1401 (Santa Rosa Firefighters), 1775 (Marin Professional Firefighters), 2881 (Cal Fire Firefighters), 55 (Oakland Firefighters), 798 (San Francisco Firefighters), 1415 (Petaluma Firefighters), and several other smaller agencies and locals.

San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program Collecting Donations

You can drop off donations of diapers, new kids clothing, toys, and baby wipes at 2225 Jerrold Ave in San Francisco, or at the SF Fire Credit Union branches, which will have donation barrels available as of October 13th. These donated items will be distributed at the emergency shelters. You can also donate money at The SF Firefighter Toy Program’s website.

Run Wild San Francisco- Benefiting the SF Firefighters Toy Program

A Runner’s Mind, the Bay Area’s local run specialty store, is proud to benefit the SfF Firefighter Toy Program.
Join us on Sunday December 3rd for a 5K and Kids Dash!

The San Francisco Fire Fighter’s Toy Program will be onsite race day accepting donations of new unwrapped toys. Racers are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or two on race day to donate and/or to make a donation when you register. Any donation above your entry fee will be given to the San Francisco Fire Fighter’s Toy Program and is 100% tax deductible.

Learn more at runwildsf.com for more information including packet pickup, location and scheduling.

Disaster Relief Loan

We’re Here to Help

After the devastating fires in the North Bay, SF Fire Credit Union wants to help our members rebuild their lives.

Disaster Relief Loan For Existing Members

We are now offering a Disaster Relief Loan for our members who have been affected by the North Bay Fires. These loans are available for those who were members on or before October 8th, 2017.

Disaster Relief Loan Features

Disaster Relief Loans offer:

  • Loans up to $10,000
  • Loans up to 36 months
  • ZERO PAYMENTS DUE for the first six months (standard Monthly Principal and Interest payments will apply at the 7th month)
  • ZERO INTEREST for the first six months (standard Unsecured (Signature) Loan interest rates will apply at the 7th month)

These loans are available for application until December 17th, 2017.

A Fast Response To Applications

We know these are difficult times, and we are committed to responding to all requests within one business day.

Learn more about this loan, including details on interest rates and other requirements, by clicking here, giving us a call, or visiting us at any of our branches.

To read more about what you can do to help others affected by the fire, please click here.

Toy Soldier & SF Firefighter Toy Program

Donate a Gift to the SF Firefighter Toy Program.
Join Toy Soldier & SF Firefighters Toy Program on Friday, December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm
52 Belden Place, San Francisco

Enjoy live DJ & drink specials.

Buffalo Theory Presents: SF Fire Department Toy Drive

Buffalo Theory is proud to present the SF Fire Department Toy Drive.
This Christmas, help a child in need.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Buffalo Theory | 1735 Polk St., San Francisco

Enjoy free appetizers and get a raffle ticket for each toy brought in.

SFFD Toy Program Basketball Tournament

Toy Drive Basketball Tournament

SFFD vs. SF Toy Program Volunteers

Join us for Basketball, Raffle, Prizes, & More
December 16th, 2017 | 4 PM
Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

North Bay Fires - Supporting SFFD Firefighters

North Bay Fires – Disaster Relief for Local 798

SF Fire Credit Union honors the sacrifices of our Firefighter members who have gone to the assistance of those impacted by the fires in the North Bay. The heartbreaking reality is that some of these members have been victimized by the fire even as they help others.

Donation Account for Firefighters

Many members have asked how they can directly support SFFD Firefighters who have been impacted by the devastating fires across the North Bay. IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) Local 798, representing San Francisco Firefighters, has established a Donation Account at SF Fire Credit Union to accept donations from the community.

Donated funds will be split evenly among the active and retired members of IAFF Local 798 who were directly affected by the fires.

How to Make a Donation

  • Contact Center: Call us at 888.499.FIRE (3473) between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, or contact us by live chat at www.sffirecu.org, and let us know you want to make a donation to the IAFF Local 798 Donation Account.
  • Branches: Our branches are open 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday.
  • Mail: Checks payable to “Firefighters Local 798” can be mailed to SF Fire Credit Union, 3201 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118. Please write “North Bay Fire Relief” on the memo line.

North Bay Fires - Assistance for Mortgages & HELOCs

The devastating fires across the North Bay are heartbreaking. SF Fire Credit Union is here to help our members with homes lost or damaged in this disaster

Getting Help with Your Mortgage or Home Equity Line of Credit

Please contact your insurance agent as soon as possible. Once done, please follow the instructions below depending on your situation:

  • If you have a first mortgage or a first mortgage and a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) with us:
  • please call 1-888-653-7738. Please advise the representative that your home was damaged by fire, and they will route you to the team handling this situation.

  • If you have only a HELOC with us, and a first mortgage with another lender:
  • please contact the lender holding your first mortgage. They will require that insurance loss proceeds be processed through them. However, if you have any questions, please call us at 415.674.4800 or 1.888.499.3473 (FIRE) and ask to speak to our Real Estate department.

  • If you have a HELOC with us and no first mortgage:
  • please call us at 415.674.4800 or 1.888.499.3473 (FIRE) and ask to speak with our Real Estate Department


We will do whatever we can to assist you in the wake of these terrible circumstances.