The Kitsap Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund is a charitable association affiliated with the Professional Firefighters of Kitsap County IAFF Local 2819 and the Bremerton Fire Fighters IAFF Local 437.

Members of the fund are the employees and their spouses working for the fire agencies: North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Poulsbo FD, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, and Bremerton FD.

Donations made to the Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund are tax deductible and will be used to assist beneficiaries in recovering from difficult times resulting from illness, injury or the death of a loved one. Further, assistance may be in the form of personal loan or to defer education costs. 

The Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. We do not solicit the public for donations to the Benevolent Fund.

The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with the Secretary of State.

The UBI number for the Benevolent Fund is: 602983141

The IRS FEIN for the Benevolent Fund is: 27-0892218

Executive Board & Directors

Pres. Chris Bigelow

Henry Henneman

Chris Starkey

John Warnke

Tom Sullivan

VP John Tollefson

David Stebor

Lance Thornton

Craig Becker

Charlie Bratcher

Treasurer Jeff Wildes

Steve Whitish

Dan King

Tom Stanley

Secretary Chris Rotter

Chad Gillespie

Doug Bekenyi

Rob Ashmore