About SRFF

Our Mission

The San Rafael Fire Foundation (SRFF)  provides financial and community support to the firefighters and paramedics who protect San Rafael. Our goal is to supplement City funding for equipment, technology and training that keeps our fire department operating at peak effectiveness. Our mission begins where the city budget stops.

As an all volunteer organization, the Foundation efficiently and effectively raises funds for San Rafael’s First Responders. Your tax-deductible donation is a great way to demonstrate support and gratitude for our city’s firefighters. 

Nonprofit Status

San Rafael Fire Foundation is a nonprofit organization recognized by the State of California and certified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.

Our EIN can be found in the footer and header of each page. Click the “SRFF IRS” link below to view the IRS approval letter.   SRFF IRS


Board of Directors

SRFF Board Members
Jack Devlin, Pat Kendall, Jeff Craemer, Steve Mizroch, Leonard Thompson

Chair: Leonard Thompson –  is a founding member of the Foundation. With over 40 years in the fire service, he  brings a wealth of fire organization experience to the Foundation. Leonard relocated to San Rafael after an exemplary 35-year career with the Los Angeles Fire Department.  After a short retirement, the City of Petaluma recruited Leonard to serve as Fire Chief, where he proudly served for six years.  Len is a former member of the San Rafael Fire Commission.

Vice-Chair: Patricia Kendall – A founding member of the Foundation, Pat is the Medical Group Administrator for Kaiser Permanente in Marin and Southern Sonoma counties.  Her guiding philosophies are patient, family, staff and physician focused.  She often speaks of working in the “Intimacy Business,” believing that seeking Health Care is one of the most intimate things we do in life.  

Pat serves on numerous civic and organizational boards, and has received numerous awards for her contributions to Marin County. A strong supporter of first responders,  Pat contributed to the formation of Marin County’s 911 and EMS System, and significantly, the San Rafael Paramedic Program, premiering on 1/1/1980.  

Treasurer : Jack Devlin –  A San Rafael resident since 1969 following military service, Jack is a founding member and the former chairman of the Foundation. His professional career includes insurance operations management, enterprise technology management, and business consulting over a forty-five year span. Jack has served as a volunteer in his neighborhood and on several San Rafael City committees.

Secretary: Stephen Mizroch, MD – A resident of San Rafael since 1979, Steve practiced Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Kaiser San Rafael for over 30 years. He is a long time member and current Chair of the San Rafael Fire Commission. Steve pursues his hobby of documenting California Fire Fighting history and is an avid collector of Fire crew patches.

Board Member: Jeff Craemer – Jeff is a life-long citizen of Marin County and a long-time resident of San Rafael. After retiring from employment at the Marin Independent-Journal in 1980, Jeff committed himself to community service. 

Among the many agencies he has served: The Western Railway Museum (Suisun City), Meals-On-Wheels driver for Whistlestop (now Vivalon) and the Marin History Museum in San Rafael. He is founder of the Kentfield/Greenbrae Historical Society, and is currently property director for Trinity Lutheran Church and a docent at the San Quentin Museum.

One of Jeff’s biggest community service accomplishments was founding the well-known Marin County charitable event for nonprofits called, “The Human Race.”

Board Member: John Chew, EA – John is a tax professional since 1999, and continues to practice with a San Rafael tax firm. A San Rafael since 1986, he graduated from San Rafael High School and Sonoma State University.