Who are we and how did we get here?
In 1999 the Littleton Firefighters Foundation was created by the Littleton Firefighters Local 2086. This charitable foundation was set up to allow a means to support firefighter safety, fire and life safety prevention, education, and legislation for the betterment of the Firefighters and the communities in which they serve. Those monies were commonly used to support first responders and their families during medical hardships, purchase of equipment to aid the public in many life and fire safety initiatives, along with sponsoring and support organizations that had the same mission.
In December 2007 South Metro Fire lost a firefighter in an off-duty accident, he left behind a wife and a young set of twins. The union felt embarrassed that as a large Fire Department Local they were not set up with a legal means to meaningfully impact our members in their time of need. That following spring the Local 2164 foundation was set up and hosted their first fundraising event which was a golf and gala type event. Due to the overwhelming success of this fundraiser the Foundation was able to substantially assist their fallen brother and his family. This event would go on to be the flagship fundraising event for the Foundation until 2020. The foundation over those years went out to assist multiple SMFR Firefighters and their families along with the local Police and Fire Brothers and Sisters.
In 2019 Littleton Fire and South Metro Fire Departments merged, as did their Unions and the two Foundations. Subsequently, the creation of the South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation was completed in mid-2019.