The fire service is a family forever. Now those who have lost a firefighter can now show our "family colors" with a California Firefighter license plate.
Previously available only to active and retired firefighters, recent legislation has made the iconic license plate available for purchase by the surviving family members of deceased firefighters. More than 20,000 of firefighter license plates are already on the roads.
Surviving family members of deceased firefighters may now order the plates directly through this form. If you are the surviving spouse of a firefighter who died in the line of duty, the Foundation will cover first-year fees for a non-personalized plate. Please call (800) 890-3213 for additional details.
A portion of the initial order and renewal fee for all plates directly benefits the California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, which built and maintains the California Firefighters Memorial and supports the families of fallen firefighters.
Please note: Plates may be personalized with 2-6 characters (6 characters maximum, 5 for motorcycles). Please provide a first and second choice option if you would like to personalize your plates.
To submit an application by mail, please click here. If you are buying these plates as a gift, please click here.
Please keep in mind that only vehicles registered to surviving family members of a deceased firefighter are eligible for these license plates. Eligible surviving family members are limited to: current spouse, domestic partner, adopted child, stepchild, or recognized natural child. Former spouses are not eligible.
Thank you for your purchase, we hope you enjoy your specialty firefighter license plates. Your support is critical to the California Fire Foundation.
Your application will need to be processed and verified. Please expect approximately 12-16 weeks to receive your plates or notification of pick-up. If we don’t have record of your loved one's status as a firefighter, or as a qualified survivor of a deceased firefighter, we will contact you shortly.
If you are the surviving spouse of a firefighter who passed away in the line of duty, please call our office at (916) 641-1707 for additional information regarding your plate order.