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2015 Toy Program Holiday Festivities at SF Fire Credit Union

The SF Firefighters Toy Program distributes toys seasonally to over 40,000 kids in need and responds on a year-round basis to children and families in crisis. They are the oldest volunteer-run program of their kind in the nation and rely solely on donations.

Help Us Raise $15,000 for the SF Firefighters Toy Program

There are many ways you can help support the Toy Program this holiday season:

  • Starting the day after Thanksgiving you can donate in Online Banking, in one of our branches, or over the phone
  • Bring unwrapped toys to one of our branches, or to any San Francisco firehouse

For more information, login to Online Banking or call us at (888) 499-FIRE (3473).

Annual Employee Bake Sale on December 15th

Cookies, cupcakes and other sugary items baked by staff will be available for sale at our California Street branch on December 15th. Please drop by to pick up some goodies and support a terrific cause.

Santa Claus is Coming to SF Fire Credit Union!

Young and old alike enjoy visiting with Santa Claus (SFFD Retiree Bob Cuff) every year at our branches — this year he’ll be in town on December 14th and 15th. On December 14th he’ll be at our Pacifica branch from 10-11:30 a.m., and Stonestown from 1-4 p.m. On December 15th he’ll be at our Mint Plaza branch from 10-11:30 a.m. and California Street from 1-4pm. Drop by to have your photo taken for free and pick up a candy cane!

Apply for the 2016 Arthur F. McIntyre Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Every year, the scholarship program awards $2,500 each to two high school-level and two college-level students.

The purpose of this scholarship is to educate our members about credit unions. The essay topic explains the credit union philosophy and relating it to the individual, the community, and the country as a whole — now, and in the future.


  1. Student must be a member of SF Fire Credit Union in good standing.
  2. Enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited university, college, community college,
    or high school.
  3. Current grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  4. Previous scholarship recipients must wait one year after awarding of a scholarship to apply again.

To Apply

Please complete the application packet and prompt found here.
The deadline for the 2016 Arthur F. McIntyre Scholarship submissions is February 1st, 2016.

Monique's Ethnic Doll Drive, December 8th, 2015

Please join the SF Firefighter’s Toy Program Ethic Doll Drive.

Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: The Ave Bar, 1607 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco CA 94112

Annual Privacy Notice

We are required to notify our members annually of their privacy rights. Financial institutions choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do. If you have responded to us in the past, that response still applies.

Privacy Notice - PDF

To read more about the types of information we share, please click here or download the PDF above,.

Take Advantage of Year-End Clearance Pricing

Finance Your Next Vehicle with SF Fire Credit Union

Keep SF Fire Credit Union in mind when you’re out shopping for a new (or used) car this holiday season. With tempting year-end clearance pricing, our low rate Auto Loans could help you get into a new (or new-to-you) vehicle for the new year.

Model Year-End Clearance Pricing

We’re embarking upon the time of the year when auto dealers switch out their 2015 inventory to their new 2016 inventory, which is a great time for buyers to take advantage of model year-end sales and dealership rebates. Not only could you get a better deal on your purchase, but also it may be easier to negotiate your way to a lower price. Year-end clearance deals coupled with our low Auto Loan rates could prove to be a great savings opportunity.

The Perfect Card for the Holiday Season

Travel Services, Free Rewards, and More

Our Platinum Visa offers an impressive variety of benefits, from helpful travel services to a rewards program with no annual fee. Consider using your SF Fire Credit Union Platinum Visa this holiday season for your travel or purchasing needs.

Travel Services

Our Visa comes with free benefits that are there to help save you money, and protect you as a consumer. The Visa Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver benefit can provide – at no additional charge – reimbursement for damage due to collision or theft up to the actual cash value of most rental vehicles. For more information contact us or click here.

Your card also provides Emergency Travel Services. This can be helpful when you don’t know where to turn. You can count on a wide range of Visa emergency services available whenever and wherever you need them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information contact us or click here

2015 Employee Pumpkin Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Payment Systems department for earning the most votes in this year’s Employee Pumpkin Contest!

Runners up included Collections & Lending and the California Street Branch.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and to our employees for their creativity! We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.

Message from the President: Autumn Update

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it an opportunity to reflect on the summer of 2015, and share what’s on the credit union’s horizon for the coming months. It was certainly a busy summer for our members, with a flurry of borrowing correlated with what I hope was an active and memorable season for all. We appreciated being your travel credit card of choice, and were happy to provide financing to purchase your cars (including at our August Car Sale at the Cow Palace), recreational vehicles, and motorcycles. We exist to meet your financial services needs, and are grateful you give us the opportunity to do just that. A loyal and engaged membership has always been the key to SF Fire Credit Union’s success, and I’m pleased to report that our financial performance remains strong with continued profitability and ability to add to capital reserves.

It was also a busy summer here at the credit union. We completed our launch of EMV chip-enabled credit cards, which provide members with a high level of security as well as greater global usability.
All credit cards have been reissued, and we expect to begin reissuing EMV chip-enabled debit cards
in early 2016. We also remodeled our Stonestown branch, in a manner we believe improves the service experience at that location.

SF Firefighters Toy Program 19th Annual Dance Party, November 28, 2015

Please join the San Francisco Firefighters at the 19th Annual Holiday Dance Party Beneff the Toy Program and Cancer Prevention Foundation.

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30, available through Ticketfly
Location: Bimbos 365 Club (1025 Columbus Ave)

Collecting Funds for Valley Fire Victims

The “Valley Fire,” which originated in Middletown (90 miles north of San Francisco) has burned over 70,000 acres, and destroyed over 1,000 homes/buildings. It has been devastating. 10,000 people have been evacuated, and the situation remains extremely dangerous. California Credit Unions are activating relief efforts, and we will be doing what we can to help.

Collection of Donations with Proceeds Going to Three Funds

Three fire relief funds administered by credit unions, the California Credit Union League, and other organizations have been created to help communities being ravaged by the VALLEY FIRE, and other fires in Northern California. SF Fire Credit Union will participate in these efforts, with the donations we collect being equally divided/donated to the three funds:

  • Lake County Fire Victims Fund (in care of Redwood Credit Union)
    Assists fire victims in Lake County.
  • Middletown Relief Fund (in care of Fire Family Foundation & California Credit Union League)
    Assists fire victims and injured firefighters in the Middletown area.
  • Rock Fire Relief Fund (in care of Mendo Lake Credit Union, North Coast Opportunities, and Lake County Department of Social Services)
    Assists fire victims of the ROCK FIRE and JERUSLALEM FIRE, which have been mostly contained.

How to Donate

Donations have closed. Many thanks to everyone who made a donation or helped to spread the word.