Tag archives: Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation

Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation: Providing Needed Financial Support
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 25, 2021

Montecito Firefighter Lucas Grant is too young to have personal memories of what it was like when local firefighters were an integral part of a community beyond responding to emergencies, but that Norman Rockwell image of the local firehouse as a friendly and helpful gathering place still pulls on his heart. “I hear stories about […]

Montecito Firefighters Donate AEDs
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 23, 2020

The Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation (MFCF) has donated two Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines and response kits to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. AED machines are portable, life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. According to the FDA, the combination of CPR and early defibrillation is effective in saving lives when used in […]

Too Hot to Handle
By Richard Mineards   |   February 6, 2020

It was major social gridlock at the Rosewood Miramar when the Montecito Firefighter’s Charitable Foundation threw its second annual New Day gala with the 225 guests raising more than $150,000. Nina Terzian, Gretchen Lieff, Cathy Link, Beverlye Hyman Fead, and Wendy Foster were on the boffo bash’s steering committee, which was produced by Judi Weisbart […]

Cards for a Cause
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 13, 2018

Montecito resident Christie Jenkins has produced 200 boxes of special holiday cards, the sale of which will go to support the Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation.  Jenkins, like many Montecito residents, was evacuated from her home during the Thomas Fire, just months after moving to the area after closing her fine photography gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Jenkins […]

A Community of Heroes
By Richard Mineards   |   November 29, 2018

The Coral Casino suffered major social gridlock when the Montecito Firefighter’s Charitable Foundation threw its 101st anniversary Thanksgiving celebration with the 250 guests raising more than $150,000. Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner, who owns the oceanside venue, was honored with a community hero award, as were Abe Powell of the Bucket Brigade, Taiana Giefer of […]

Daniel Arnold – Montecito Firefighter
By Beverlye Fead   |   October 18, 2018

As those of you who have read my column know, I have written about people who are still thriving and doing what they love in the third and fourth chapters of their lives. For the next few weeks, however, I am going to write about five of Montecito’s firefighters who literally saved our lives in […]