As first responders, firefighters are often called upon to provide comfort to familieson the worst days of their lives. Now, a new partnership Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) allows Oakland firefighters to help those victims take the first small step to healing. Funded by the California Fire Foundation through private donations, SAVE lets the Oakland Fire Department crews, while on scene, offer immediate financial assistance to victims who suffer a significant property loss due to fire. Under the innovative program, $100 SAVE cards can be given to families
when the property loss is judged to be greater than 25 percent of total value. Read the whole story here.