We've helped fund many critical projects.

Since our founding, the Evanston Police & Fire Foundation has helped Evanston's police and fire departments fund a number critical projects. When there's a gap in the budget, our organization comes to the rescue securing the funding to ensure our first responders have the tools at tactics they need to get the job done. Whether it's sweat suits for survivors of sexual assault, radios that work even in the densest of buildings, or Evanston's favorite police dog, the Evanston Police & Fire Foundation is essential to Evanston. 


EPFF Grants

Through grants, we fill the gap in the budget so that our first responders have the tools to get the job done.

  • An EPFF grant allowed the Evanston Police Department to acquire its police dog, Rony.
  • We bought 10,000 "Files of L.I.F.E." - medical record packets distributed throughout firehouses.
  • We helped pay for community CPR training programs.
  • The EPFF helped purchase three life-size CPR mannequins. An EPFF grant allowed the EPD and EFD to hand out bike helmets during Bike the Ridge

Projects and Programs

We fund a number of projects and programs that help connect Evanston's first responders to the larger community.

For the Fire Department:

  • EMT Training

  • Fire & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Forcible Door Entry System

  • Interactive ECG simulator

  • Deluxe airway trainers: Intubation

  • Pediatric rescue torso/intubation trainers

  • Life-Size training mannequins

For the Police Department:

  • K-9 Program

  • Radio Frequency Monitor

  • Electronic Information/History System

  • Public Safety memorial

  • Police History/Awareness Exhibits