- Select a Tab from the Right
- NOTIFICATION OF DECEASED FORM
- Benefit and Filing Procedure
- Survivor's Contact Guide
To better meet your needs and speed the processing of your claim, we want to make sure you understand our claims process and the documentation required. First, please notify the FBA office of your loss to verify the member’s beneficiary designation information. This may be done via the NOTIFICATION form provided or by contacting the FBA office directly at 813-740-0872 where a representative will assist you.
Second, to process your claim for a bereavement benefit the FBA will require the following documentation:
- Certificate of Death issued from the respective state or agency. Please note that a copy can NOT be accepted. This must be an original document affixed with the official seal of the issuing agency.
- A copy of the designated beneficiary’s identification. This may be a state issued driver’s license or ID card.
- A copy of the deceased member’s identification. This may be a state issued driver’s license or ID card.
Optional: Any Certificate of Benefits previously issued by the Firemen’s Benevolent Association.
Please forward the necessary documentation to the FBA office at the following address:
Firemen’s Benevolent Association of the City of Tampa, Inc
720 E Zack Street
Tampa, FL 33602
To further assist you we have provided the following list of affiliated organizations/agencies that a survivor may wish to contact.
Tampa Fire Personnel Bureau: 813-274-7008
Local #754 IAFF Contact: 813-229-7540
Fire & Police Pension Contact: 813-274-8550 or 888-335-8550 toll free
Firemen’s Benevolent Association of Tampa: 813-740-0872
Gold Shield Foundation Contact: 813-224-5597
Deferred Compensation Program Contact: 813-996-6981
Veterans Administration Contact: 1-800-827-1000
Social Security Office Contact: 813-225-7017
Additionally, any additional insurance agents, banking institutions, additional employers and/or military agencies.
A Firefighter’s Prayer
When I am called to duty,
God Wherever Flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever Be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late,
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and
Hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
And give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor
And protect their property.
And if according to your will
I should lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife.
Please accept our sincerest condolences for your recent loss. We realize that this is a difficult time for you and we will do our best to make sure that your experience with us is caring, professional and timely.
We know that during a confusing time like this, even simple decisions can seem huge. And no matter how well you may have prepared, you may feel that you are forgetting something important. So, we have provided you with some information that may be of help.
First, please notify the FBA office of your loss. This may be done via the NOTIFICATION form provided or by contacting the FBA office directly at 813-740-0872 where a representative will assist you.
Second, please refer to the BENEFIT AND FILING PROCEDURE tab for the necessary claims processing procedures.
Additionally, refer to the SURVIVOR’S CONTACT GUIDE tab for a list of additional contact information for Tampa Fire Rescue affiliated agencies and organizations which may provide assistance and/or additional benefits.
Words cannot adequate express our shared sorrow for the loss of one of our own. If, at any time, you need assistance with any aspect of preparing arrangements or filing a claim, please do not hesitate to contact the FBA office for assistance.