FROM THE HEART - has donated and placed in service 100 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) throughout our communities in strategic locations and inside every Novato Police cruiser. This program also maintains the AED's by providing pads, batteries and updates as necessary.
NOVATO FIRE SQUIRTS - Designed for the enrichment of children 10-14 years old, teaching them teamwork, discipline and self confidence in a weeklong fire academy at our Station 62 training center. Children are selected by Marin Advocates for Children, Marin Big Brothers Big Sisters, Novato Youth Center and Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
HOLIDAY GIVING - Provides toys, bikes and gift cards to local disadvantaged
children throughout our communities every holiday season, continuing a
long-standing Novato Firefighter tradition.
SCHOLARSHIPS and SPONSORSHIPS - Offers several financial aid programs for
worthy students of all ages, from youth sports teams to Novato Fire Explorers to
paramedic students and beyond.
PRESERVATION and EDUCATION - The Jeffrey A. Meston Fire Museum pays tribute
to the history of the Novato Fire Protection District, honors those who came before
us, and provides educational opportunities for curious citizens of all ages.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS - This program donates monetary gifts to needy individuals
and organizations such as the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, the American Cancer Society and various trust funds established shortly after a tragic police or firefighter
line of duty death.
NOVATO FIRE CHILI COMPANY - Our team of Firefighter Chefs, led by Executive Head Chef Marvin Blandon entertains and competes up and down the state to bring home pride and paychecks.
STEVEN RUCKER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - This has been our signature annual
event since 2004 to honor his memory and support our many charitable foundations.