Seattle Fire Department Relief Association

Est. 1882


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If you are an active member of the Seattle Fire Department and would like to join the Relief, stop by our office, speak to one of our board members or print out the 'Petition for Membership', 'Beneficiary Designation' and 'Payroll Deduction Authorization' below and mail to the relief office at:

SFD Relief Association

2800 1st Ave Room 326

Seattle, WA 98121


The Seattle Fire Department Relief Association was founded as a result of the tragic death of Herman Larsen. He was the first Seattle Fire Fighter killed in the line of duty on March 9, 1891, from injuries sustained during a drill three days earlier. As donations were raised to provide Herman Larsen's family with the funds to enable them to pay for his funeral expenses, the idea to for an organization administered by fire fighters to benefit fire fighters was born. Specifically, the idea was to create a support system consisting of fire fighter families that would band together and be there for their fellow brothers and sisters during times of financial difficulties and other hardships. The Seattle Fire Department Relief Association was formed in 1891 and incorporated by the State of Washington on October 1, 1892.


Emergency Loan Program

In like manner the Association provides a small loan program at a very favorable rate and with a reasonable payment plan.  Many of our members have taken advantage of this benefit from time to time.

Medical Dental premium reimbursement upon 90 day termination of benefits up to $5,000

Death Benefit Financial Assistance (contact the office or board member for amounts)

Off Duty Death of an active member

On Duty Death of an active member

Death of an active member's spouse

Death of an active member's dependent child

Death benefit option upon retirement (Available after 25 years of Membership)




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