Last Call Foundation is proud to be an official partner of John Hancock in the Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for the 8th year in a row! The Last Call Foundation was founded in honor of fallen Firefighter Michael-Ryan Kennedy, who along with Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling that infamous nine-alarm fire, March 26, 2014 in Boston’s Back Bay. The Foundation was born of the determination to ensure that tragedies such as that one never happen again.The Mission of the Last Call Foundation is to provide funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the firefighting community. Through the determination of Team LCF Runners, and the generosity of their donors, Last Call Foundation has been able to award grants to fire departments across the Commonwealth for a whole host of issues such as:
Last Call Foundation is currently funding research at Tufts University to enhance the ability of firefighters to both see through smoke and be more easily located in a burning building. Last Call Foundation is also funding research to help firefighters through PTSD at Massachusetts General Hospital, and we are funding Team Boston Fire’s Pan Mass Challenge which is now funding a Fellowship for job related cancer research at Dana Farber. At LCF we continue our efforts to keep the rank-and-file firefighter educated and informed with the latest information, through a program funded by Last Call Foundation and developed by DetecTogether specifically for firefighters. The program teaches firefighters in cities and towns across the Commonwealth early cancer detection and prevention, as well as how to work with and advocate for themselves within the medical community.Last Call Foundation Supports Firefighters Participation in Establishing and updating Safety Standards. This program offers the financial support for firefighters to participate in the travel required of members of NFPA Technical and Standards Making Committees. It is time for NFPA Committee Membership to be adequately represented by the fire service, the people for whom the standards are established to protect.
Please visit lastcallfoundation.org to see an in-depth list of LCF’s accomplishments.Last Call Foundation is committed to identifying and addressing safety challenges and to enhance every firefighter’s ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect each of us.