Who We Are
Serving the Fire Family exclusively for 87 years.
Since 1935, firefighters and their families have counted on the support and services of their Financial Family...at Firefighters First Credit Union.
We started as Los Angeles Firemen's Credit Union by a group of Los Angeles city firefighters during the height of the Great Depression. By pooling their funds together in an old cigar box, they were able to help members with financial support when they needed it the most.
The Credit Union was founded on November 16, 1935 and was originally located in the upstairs of Engine Company No. 28 on Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. Since our main office was an active Engine House, sirens and alarms were common distractions during the business day. Within the first 13 months of operation, the Credit Union had reached $80,000 in assets and had 809 members.
Firefighters First Credit Union is committed to providing its members with exceptional financial products and services, along with quality service. Attention to members' needs and expectations has enabled us to grow from just over 800 members the first year, to over 54,000 members today (780+ fire departments), with current assets of $1.9 Billion. At Firefighters First Credit Union, legendary service is more than a goal; it is our mission.
Each morning, firefighters throughout our nation arrive at their fire stations committed to serve, prepared to rescue. There are no secrets in the Fire Family. They share personal stories, ask honest questions, solicit real opinions and give sound advice.
Their uncommon bond is rooted in a depth of trust few understand. Firefighters not only share in the rewards of saving lives of anonymous citizens, but they rely on each other in trusted fellowship for their safety and well-being in the gravest of emergency situations. Sitting at the kitchen table means understanding what is required and never hesitating in delivering.
At Firefighters First Credit Union, we serve the hard-working men and women gathered around the kitchen table. Each day we learn what is required and commit to delivering our best in financial products and services. We treat every member with respect, providing service satisfaction with every encounter. We give you our best in financial value and stand proud and eager to respond.
The kitchen table is the center of the firefighter community. Each day we work to earn an honored seat there, as your most trusted financial service provider.
Firefighters First Credit Union has served firefighters and their families since 1935. The Credit Union is committed to providing its members with premier financial products and legendary Fire Family service. Thank you for your loyal membership.
At Firefighters First Credit Union, our members are owners and we hold true to our over 80 year legacy of firefighters helping firefighters. That is why we return our profits directly to our members in the form of an Annual Profit Sharing program. With this year's over $2 million payout, it brings the total amount we have paid back to our members to over $46 million since 1981.