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The Organization


When Atlanta firefighters and EMTs need support, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation (AFRF) is there to respond. AFRF is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the brave women and men of the AFRD. AFRF understands that to have a thriving city, we must have adequate staff. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, AFRF supports neighborhoods and communities by funding workforce development and community initiatives, continuing education, and improvements at fire and EMS stations. Our goal is to ensure that every neighborhood receives equitable access to fire and EMS protection. 

Safe cities are created through community-centered public safety. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation is the bridge between the communities and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

We support the personal and professional lives of the brave men and women of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. Learn more about our initiatives in the video below.

The Team

Excellence. Professionalism. Innovation.

At the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation we operate within a culture of excellence and professionalism to best meet the needs of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department through efficient, innovative, and sustainable solutions.


2024 Board of Directors

Chris Sizemore, Board Chair, Incisive

Cedric Matheny, Vice Chair, T Dallas Smith

Dennis Moon, Secretary, Roadie

Debbie McGlaun, Treasurer, CPA

Raphael Holloway, CEO, Gateway Center

Keith Parker, CEO, Goodwill North Georgia

Frank W. DeBorde, Morris, Manning, & Martin

Robert Laporta, Delta Airlines

Jeff Perry, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Riley Blount, AT&T

Danita Godwin, Southern Company

Adam Parker, Carter USA

Elijah Robinson, Emory University

Elizabeth Simon, CPA

Gabe Bonfield, Equifax

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