Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation

The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation was formed in 1998 to provide funds to help people in need within the community. Along with the Fire District, the Foundation consists of other emergency service agencies – Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Milwaukie Police Department, Estacada Fire District #69 and Oregon City Police Department. When any of these agencies respond to a call and a need is determined, Foundation funds are used to help those citizens.


To provide humanitarian assistance to those who have been adversely affected by disaster, tragedy, injury or other misfortune, and to work actively toward preventing or minimizing the impact of such misfortunes in our community.

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What Happens To Your Donation?

Donations to the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation, which are tax-deductible, may be used in some of the following ways:

  • Annual Dinner Fundraiser
  • Community Assistance Fund
    For those who have experienced a fire or other tragedy, Foundation funds can provide a warm hotel room in the middle of the night, a change of clothes or necessary toiletries until other social service agencies can step in. Firefighters and police officers who respond to the emergency calls are empowered to use their discretion in identifying short-term emergency needs in their communities.
  • 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.
    Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are closed.
    Please check back January 2020 to apply for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • AED Fund
    Automated 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.

    • Click here for more information about the AED Program.
  • 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.
  • Emergency Services FoundationHelmets Are Cool
    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. To date, the fire district has provided over 1,000 helmets to at-risk children. These are also available at all fire stations for children.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, checks may be made payable to:

Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation
11300 SE Fuller Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222

For more information, click HERE to download/view the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation Brochure or contact Clackamas Fire District #1 Administration at 503-742-2600.