Women's Wellness Workshop

Join the Women’s Fire Alliance and the LAFD Foundation for a day of wellness exclusively designed for women in fire service. 

Take a break from your busy schedule and prioritize your well-being. Topics of discussion will include how to avoid burnout, nutrition, mental health, and balance hormones at all ages. Enjoy the chance to connect with women in fire service from all over Southern California, surrounded by the beautiful beach scenery. Click to reserve your spot now!

This workshop is for full-time career firefighters including seasonal wildland firefighters, lifeguards, inspectors, investigators, EMS ambulance operators, and admin working for a fire department. For all other interested applicants, the WFA will accept applications for ten people to attend the event as mentees in our mentorship program. For more information and to apply, click here!




Annenberg Beach House

Santa Monica, CA

Our Mission

The Women’s Fire Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and empowerment of women in all aspects of the fire service by promoting an equitable work environment.

Hundreds of members and growing ... mentoring hundreds of women entering and already in the fire service right now!


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The Women’s Fire Alliance Executive Board consists of women of various departments and ranks.

All board members work on a volunteer basis.

Andrea Binley

Captain / Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District

Tamara Chick

WFA Vice Chair
Captain II,
Los Angeles Fire Department

Jamie Ellazar

WFA Secretary 
Captain / Assistant Fire Marshal UCLA Fire

Melissa Hillis

WFA Treasurer
Beverly Hills Fire Department

Executive Board

The Women’s Fire Alliance Board of Directors consists of women and men of various departments, and ranks.

All board members work on a volunteer basis.

Cinnamon Basco

Firefighter / EMT
Costa Mesa Fire Department 

Stephanie Benjamin

Emergency Management Specialist/ Clinical EMT Health & Skills Educator

Dennis Garrett

Long Beach Fire Department

Nicole Pesqueira

Fire Marshal
El Segundo Fire Department

Sara Rathbun

Battalion Chief
Los Angeles County Fire Department

Board of Directors

Public Resource Folder

Resources for anyone looking for support within the Fire Service

We are starting to fill the folders, and all categories need submissions.

Current categories include:
- FD Articles pertaining to women in the fire service
- Fire House Recipes
- Fitness
- Girls' Empowerment Camp Templates
- Health
- Interviewing/Promotions
- Know Your Rights
- Mental Health
- Needs and Retention
- Sexual Harassment / Discrimination

If you have a category you would like added, or an item for one of the current categories please email:

[email protected]
Subject Line - Public Resource Folder.

Business Hours

  • Monday - Sunday