OUR MISSION: To help create a safer community.

Wildfire Relief Fund

During and after a disaster, people come together to help. If you would like to support first responders and those impacted in Clackamas County by the Clackamas Wildfires, please consider donating to the CESF’s Wildfire Relief Fund. To donate, click here: http://bit.ly/clackamaswildfirerelief.

If you represent a social services agency or other nonprofit organization that provides services or assistance to wildfire victims in Clackamas County, you may download the funds application form here.

If you are an individual in Clackamas County who needs assistance because of the 2020 wildfires, you may download the funds application form here.

Art Johnston Memorial Scholarship

In 1998, a Clackamas Fire District #1 firefighter was killed in a tragic fall. In his memory, fire district employees initially established a special fund within the Foundation to assist his teenage daughter with her college education expenses. The Foundation has since built upon this effort, expanding its scope to provide scholarships each year to college students who have chosen to pursue a course of study related to emergency services professions. Download the application form and rules and procedures, and submit them via email (see note below).

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, applications will not be able to be picked up or dropped off at the Admin Office. They will need to be emailed or mailed in. Please email them to cesfoundation1@gmail.com.

Donations to the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation, which are tax-free, may be used in some of the following ways…
AED Fund

Automatic Defibrillators (AED) significantly increase the likelihood of survival during cardiac arrest. The Foundation supports AED use by providing funds for training local citizens and businesses. You can download the application form here. Please contact Deidre Toczyski at deidre.toczyski@clackamasfire.com with any questions, or see this page for more information.

Operation Santa Claus

During this month-long holiday toy and food drive, Clackamas fire District #1 volunteers and employees lead Santa’s fire engine parade down neighborhood streets to collect non-perishable food items, which are used to fill hundreds of food baskets for needy families, and donated new toys for children. Donated funds are used to purchase perishable items for food baskets.


This program was established to provide an instant fix when firefighters find children riding bikes, skateboards, scooters, or rollerblades without the proper head protection. The fix is to provide and fit a bike helmet, free of charge, to the child, which ultimately solves the safety concern on the spot.


The Foundation regularly supports community organizations within the county who are seeking to help others. Examples include Meg's Moments, Bloomin' Boutique, and Backpack Buddies.