About

The Cleveland Fire Fighters Memorial Fund (CFFMF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization registered with the Ohio Secretary of State and the IRS.

We were incorporated in 1993 with the sole purpose of building a memorial to honor the 77 brave Cleveland Fire Fighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.

In 2007 we dedicated the memorial, a colorful fiberglass statue of two fire fighters putting out large flames created by nationally acclaimed sculptor Luis Jimenez. The names of the 77 fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice are engraved in the granite base under the statue.

The CFFMF Board of Trustees are:

Captain Brian DeGardeyn, CFD – President; Timothy O’Toole, Retired Assistant Chief, CFD – Vice President; Captain Kenneth Latkovic, CFD – Treasurer; Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, CFD; Lieutenant Francis Lally, CFD, President Local 93, IAFF; Walter Zimmerer, Retired Chief, CFD; and Peter Jedick, Retired Lt., CFD