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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics

Rebuilding burnt bridges - connecting victims with life

2321 East Fourth Street C122
Santa Ana, CA 92705
tel: (888) 263-6073   Web Site
EIN: 33-0952160

Board Leadership
Michael F. Gamboa



Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 10/01/2016 25.53 zero star
2013-12 06/01/2016 23.84 zero star
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2015 23.84 zero star
CN 1.0
2008-12 11/02/2010 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics on April 1, 2015 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since November 2, 2010) and because the issue that prompted the Donor Advisory has been resolved. Specifically:

  • The attorney general's press release indicates it would monitor The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics' fundraising materials and program expenses for a total of four years. The investigation has thus been recently closed. 

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • It was reported on September 28, 2010 that the California Attorney General has reached a settlement with the Association for Firefighters and Paramedics regarding the charity’s use of deceptive fundraising tactics. For more information, please see the attorney general's press release.
2008-12 07/01/2010 32.50 zero star
2007-12 05/01/2009 40.59 zero star
2006-12 04/01/2008 46.92 zero star
2005-12 04/01/2007 52.50 zero star
2004-12 07/01/2006 52.50 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 33-0952160
Name in IRS Master File The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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Charity Contact Info

The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics
2321 East Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
tel: (888) 263-6073
EIN: 33-0952160

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Board Leadership

Michael F. Gamboa

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