About the Association


Originally formed in 1865, the Exempt Fireman’s Association was incorporated by Legislative Act on December 4, 1872. Following several name changes, the new non-profit Sacramento Fire Department Relief Association was incorporated on July 1, 1921. It remains in this form today, managing the contributions of its members to ensure financial assistance to families of firefighters during times of serious illness or bereavement.

The association is governed by a board of elected officers consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Trustees and an Advisory Director under the laws of State of California, Department of Corporations. In accordance with the provisions of the association’s constitution and by-laws, three types of benefits are available: 1. Financial assistance provided to members during times of illness. 2. Monthly stipends paid to minor children of deceased members until they reach the age of 18 years old. 3. Death benefits paid to designated beneficiaries.

The association consists of sworn members of the Sacramento City Fire Department and its retirees, currently numbering 650 members.


Dave Lauchner

Vice President:
Andy Ramos

Aaron Williams

Scott Lewis
Dan Underhill

Clint Simons

David Santiago

Spencer Sinnet

Ryan Brown

 Rick Martinez

Sacramento Firefighter Relief Association

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