Welcome to the Krodle Foundation

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to carrying on the legacy of Lt. Todd Krodle by supporting Dallas Firefighters and their families.

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Our Inspiration

Who was Todd?

Lt. Todd Wesley Krodle was living his lifelong dream of serving as a firefighter with the Dallas Fire Department. Todd was an 18-year veteran of the Dallas Fire Department and served as the officer on Engine 26C in West Oak Cliff. On August 14, 2011, he lost his life in a 2-alarm apartment fire in West Dallas.

Founded in February 2014 by the family, crew, and close friends of Lt. Krodle, the Krodle Foundation exists to honor and carry on Lt. Krodle's legacy.

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Lt. Todd Krodle wearing a blue shirt and smiling.
Lt. Todd Krodle standing with his family in front of a fire engine.

Our Mission

About the foundation

The Krodle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing support and relief to Dallas area firefighters and their families.

Lt. Todd Krodle valued education and felt called to be a help to other people. We believe that the foundation should carry forward the legacy of Todd's life by accomplishing that which he placed in high regard.

Our mission is to support those seeking higher education, help those in need, and pay forward the acts of kindness and grace that so many offered his family following his death.

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Our Initiatives

Dedicated to Supporting Dallas Firefighters and their families

The Krodle Foundation awards annual educational scholarships to high school seniors who are children of Dallas Fire Department members.

Scholarships will be awarded to those best personifying the moral, academic and leadership qualities that Lt. Krodle exhibited throughout his life.

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One of the Krodle Foundation's key initiatives is to provide financial assistance to Dallas Fire Department Line of Duty Death families.

When a Dallas firefighter dies in the line of duty, the Krodle Foundation provides families with a place to turn. Your donation directly supports the families of these fallen heroes.

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Every year an estimated 60,000 firefighters are injured in the line of duty.

Your donations help the Krodle Foundation provide financial assistance to Dallas Firefighters who are injured in the line of duty, allowing them and their families to focus on recovery while they heal.

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In addition to providing funding for educational scholarships and working to provide financial assistance to both injured firefighters and the families of those who have died in the line of duty, the Krodle Foundation also assists with other needs within the department that reflect the legacy of Todd's life.

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OUR Goal

Making a difference

The Krodle Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of Dallas firefighters and their families. With your help we can continue to carry on the legacy of Lt. Todd Krodle through works of service, community outreach, and education.

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A volunteer for the Foundation stands at a booth in front of a wall of pictures of Todd Krodle.


Volunteers from the Krodle Foundation working at the Krodle Foundation Firefighter Jam.

A group of firefighters in matching shirts stand in front of a blue van.


Krodle Foundation volunteers assisting with a home restoration project for Dallas firefighters.

Milton Williams sits in a chair in front of a group of young students and reads to them from a book.


Firefighter Milton Williams reads to kids at Dallas Elementary School.

Our non-profit partner

Carry the load

The Krodle Foundation is a non-profit partner in Carry The Load’s Continuum of Care program which is a strategic collaboration among our corporate and non-profit partners. The program raises much-needed awareness and funds to assist with the many challenges facing our military, veterans, first responders, and their families.

It is our honor and privilege to partner with Carry the Load to raise funds to assist Dallas Fire Department firefighters and their families.

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