Letter From Our President

The Sarasota Firefighter's Benevolent Fund was established as a 501 c (3) charitable organization in 1996, to assist Sarasota County Firefighters and their families during times of crisis.

Our mission is to help those in need, due to financial hardship, that arises from a major illness or injury.

Through successful local events and fund raisers, including the annual "Morton's Firefighter Chili Cook-Off", the "Sarasota Firefighters Rib Cook-off" and others, we have been able to extend our helping hand to other Florida Firefighters and to members of our local community.

Along with assisting those in need, we have expanded our services by coordinating with other Fire department organizations to provide training opportunities to our local firefighters.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, events, or for information on how to make donations to the Sarasota Firefighter's Benevolent Fund, please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Kurtz/President


Any donations made will go to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund.