Welcome To The Sarasota Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund

The SFFBF assists Sarasota County Firefighters and their families during times of crisis.  

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We also extend our helping hand to other Firefighters around Florida and to members of our local community.

The SFFBF also provides additional training opportunities to our local Firefighters with the help of other Fire Department organizations.

The SFFBF is comprised of local firefighters and paramedics. 

We are managed and operated completely by volunteers.  We fund our services by accepting donations as well as holding events and fund raisers. 

Outside of minimal operating expenses, all proceeds and donations go to charity. 

2015 FireFighter Rib Cook Off

FIREFIGHTERS TO COMPETE IN 12TH ANNUAL RIB COOK-OFF TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SARASOTA FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT FUND

On Saturday March 14, 2015 The Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund will host the 12th annual Rib Cook-Off. Over a dozen Sarasota Firehouses will compete for the best Firehouse Ribs in Sarasota. The event will take place at the Phillippi Estate Mansion (5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) from 2pm-5pm. The event will feature live entertainment by The Daisy Dukes Band , local celebrity judges, a kid's zone and much more.

Celebrity Judges confirmed are David Baas Superbowl Champion & Center for the NY Giants, Olympic Gold medal swimmer Tripp Schwenk, and Lulu from 106.5 WCTQ FM morning show and more to be announced.

All proceeds will benefit the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund. Admission is free and Tasting tickets for Adults $14 and children $7

For more info go to www.sffbf.org  or call 941-809-6158

The Sarasota Fire Fighter's Benevolent Fund was established in 1996 to assist Sarasota County Firefighters and their families during times of crisis.

However, through successful events and fund raisers we have been able to extend our helping hand to other Firefighters around Florida and to members of our local community.Along with assisting those in need; we have also been able to provide additional training opportunities to our local Firefighters with the help of other Fire Department organizations. The SFFBF has also joined with the Sarasota County Fire Department to revive the Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

The SFFBF currently provides two separate scholarships to our members; a "Fallen Firefighters" scholarship and a Fire/EMS scholarship for those wishing to seek employment in the Fire service.Though the SFFBF is primarily supported by membership dues, we would not be able to provide our current level of service without the support of our fundraisers. We hold an annual "Firehouse Chili Cook-off" with Morton's Market in October and our annual "Rib Cook-off" in spring. There are also several smaller events throughout the year depending on the need and opportunity.