November 1, 2021 The Board of San Rafael Fire Foundation has reluctantly cancelled plans for a crab feed in December. We sincerely hope that by this time in 2022 our national struggle with COVID-19 will have abated enough to allow resumption of this popular event. Thanks to all for your continued support and patience. Donations are still welcome. Use the Donate button on any page or mail a check payable to SRFF to:

San Rafael Fire Foundation
369B Third Street #257
San Rafael, CA 94901

San Rafael Fire delivered Thanksgiving Dinner to Americorps Volunteers

November 26, 2020

SR Fire and Foundation Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner to Americorps Volunteers in San Rafael

The Fire Foundation partnered with SR Firefighters to purchase and deliver Thanksgiving meals to Americorps volunteers currently working in San Rafael. There are two crews of 10 volunteers. One crew occupies the temporary quarters located in City Hall parking lot (used for Station 51 while new facility under construction), and one crew is housed at Station 53 on Jacoby Street.

Americorps volunteers are college students who are taking time off to perform public service.  In San Rafael, they are performing brush removal in high-risk wildfire zones and have recently removed tons of brush on Mt San Pedro.  

The student volunteers are paid by Americorps $5.65 per day along with a $50 per diem to cover meals for each 10 person crew.  SR Fire Captain Bob de Lambert came to the Foundation with a request for funds to purchase Thanksgiving dinner for the crew members, in appreciation of their work to reduce wildfire risk in our City.  The Fire Foundations donated $300 and Foundation board member Dr. Steve Mizroch donated an additional $200. Meals were prepared by Andy’s Markets. 


November 11, 2019 

Fire Boat  San Rafael Christened and Operational

FB Confidence Responds to industrial accident on East Marin Island – 12/10/18

FB Confidence played a critical role in responding to a fatal construction accident on East Marin Island. Confidence delivered Firefighters to the site, then shuttled investigative personnel and others to the island to assist in the removal of the deceased by helicopter. (full story in Marin I.J.)

CRAB FEED – 12/8/18

Grateful thanks to Andy’s Local Market, Sprouts Market, Bordenave Bakery, Johnny Doughnuts, Kunde Winery, and Marin Brewing Co. for donating food and beverages that helped make our 4th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser another successful event. Good music from the Charlie Muller Quartet and another fun silent auction made this one of our best ever events. Here are a few photos:


Many thanks to Jackson’s Hardware and Woodland Center Auto Supply for staging the Classic Car Show fundraiser on 9/22/2018

Images from the Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show Fundraiser, Saturday, September 22, 2018 sponsored by Jackson’s Hardware and Woodland Center Auto Supply

Benefiting SRFF & San Rafael High School
10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
No admission charge
62 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael
Raffle tickets, Fresh BBQ Tri-tip sandwiches for sale
Have a classic? Enter it by clicking the link below. Print the form and follow instructions.



San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club Honors San Rafael Firefighters Saturday, July 14, 2018

Firefighters Night presented by Alten Construction. Come salute our local heroes! Purchase $25 special event ticket which includes premium firefighters t-shirt. $10 of your special event purchase will go to the San Rafael Fire Foundation. Purchase tickets online at:


Terrapin Crossroads Honors San Rafael Fire Fighters 

On Sunday, April 29th, 2018 from 2-6 pm, Terrapin Crossroads will host an event at the Beach Park and will donate a percentage of all the park sales, plus have a silent auction and a raffle. Phil and Jill Lesh will match the donations. Phil Lesh will be playing in the park that day. This should be great fun.  Special thanks to Tara Patton and Phil and Jill Lesh of Terrapin Crossroads for their outstanding community support.

Fireboat Confidence Returns to San Rafael 3/16/2017

After several months of work at KKMI Marine in Pt. Richmond, fireboat Confidence returns to San Rafael. Next stage is crew training prior to becoming fully operational.

3rd Annual Crab Feed & Silent Auction

The December 2017 Crab Feed & Silent Auction will be another outstanding event. Here are some of our past crab feed sponsors.

  • Andy’s Local Markets – Pasta
  • Bordenave’s Bakery – sourdough bread and rolls
  • Sprout’s Market – Caesar Salad
  • Safeway (B Street) – water and sodas
  • Stornetta Dairy – milk and butter
  • Weaver’s Coffe & Tea – hot coffee
  • KFC – buckets
  • Marin Brewing Company – kegs of beer
  • Davis Signs – banners and posters
  • Fourth Street Press – flyers
  • to be announced – live music
  • West End Nursery – flowers for dining tables
  • …and many more who donated items for the silent auction.

May 20, 2015: San Rafael Fire Foundation Makes Grant to San Rafael Fire Department for Thermal Imaging Cameras

L-R: Matt Chandra, Kyle Reuter, Jack Devlin, Len Thompson, Jeff Craemer, Ritt Hewitt, Bob De Lambert L-R: Matt Chandra, Kyle Reuter, Jack Devlin, Len Thompson, Jeff Craemer, Ritt Hewitt, Bob De Lambert

The San Rafael Fire Foundation delivered a grant of $2,847.48 to the San Rafael Fire Department to complete the purchase of six Flir 50 thermal imaging cameras (TIC). The SRFF grant, along with grants from other sources, completed the funding needed for this purchase. The grant was made possible through a generous grant from SRFF Board member, Jeff Craemer.

“Thermal Imaging Cameras serve as a vital life-saving tool for firefighters.  The devices see through dense smoke to help firefighters locate and rescue people and through walls to locate hot spots. The cameras save time and lives,” said Fire Chief Christopher Gray. “Thanks to assistance from the San Rafael Fire Foundation,  we are able to assign several new cameras to Engines throughout San Rafael where they will directly benefit our residents.”


San Rafael News Pointer Nov. 26, 2014: “Fire Crews Keep Watch Over City.”

Read the article

Past Events:

  • Downtown Wine Stroll, September 2014 and 2015
  • Great Race Pancake Breakfast, June 2016
  • Crab Feed Fundraisers, December 2015 and 2016