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BAER - Benefit Advantages for Emergency Responders

The California State Firefighters’ Employee Welfare Benefits Corporation (CSFEWBC) was previously the benefits division of the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA). Today, CSFEWBC is offering benefits to ALL California emergency responders. For that reason, we’re now doing business as BAER - Benefit Advantages for Emergency Responders.

As a nonprofit corporation, BAER has long provided quality benefits and services to California volunteer emergency responders, including Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. There is a great need for these benefits in the California Fire Service. BAER is committed to providing such benefits and educating volunteer fire departments and members about how to enroll for these benefits to better protect all volunteers successfully.

BAER has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA via a SAFER grant to continue offering valuable benefits and protection to all of California’s volunteer emergency responders. In addition, BAER is looking to recruit a new generation of volunteer firefighters throughout the state.