The mission of the Last Call Foundation is to provide funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the firefighting community. We are committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
The Last Call Foundation was founded by Kathy Crosby-Bell in honor of her son, fallen Firefighter Michael Ryan Kennedy, who along with Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling the nine-alarm fire on March 26, 2014 in Boston’s Back Bay. The Last Call Foundation was born of the determination to ensure that tragedies such as the one on March 26, 2014 never happen again. The Last Call Foundation is committed to identifying and addressing safety challenges to enhance every firefighter’s ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect each of us. With your help, we can avoid future tragedy and, hopefully, save lives.