About Us

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to honoring and supporting the families of those law enforcement and fire service personnel who, in the performance of their duties, paid the ultimate sacrifice for those they served.
We are dedicated to acknowledging the final heroic acts of those men and women who served their respective communities so bravely and selflessly, to pay tribute to their memories as true American heroes, and to provide support in a variety of ways to those family members who have lost their beloved heroes in the line of duty. Supporting police officers and firefighters together, under one umbrella, is a refreshing realization that allows us to truly live up to our slogan, “Serving Those Who Served.”


Thomas D. Gallinatti - Founder/Chairman/CEO

Tom Gallinatti retired from the Oakland Fire Department in 2010 after 30 years of service. He was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2005 and was assigned to the position of Director of Training his last 3 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies from the University of California Long Beach and is a Master Instructor for the California State Fire Marshal’s office. He has served on numerous State Fire Marshal committees including the Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Rewrite Committee and the State Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC). Chief Gallinatti has also been a member on several Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) committees including the Public Safety Curriculum and Professional Development Project. He is a subject matter expert in the area of Instructional Methodology and is currently an adjunct instructor for the College of the Siskiyous.

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