A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

Chief Anderson Memorial Fund

Alan Dale Anderson, also known as Big Al or Boom, passed away on May 19, 2018 at the young age of 54 in Atlanta GA. Alan was born on October 25, 1963 to Early James Anderson and Laura Murphy, in Madison FL where he was also raised. In his teenage years he proudly told stories of working as a chicken catcher, pecan picker and the resident lawn mower. He graduated from Madison High school with the Class of 1981 and moved to Tampa in 1985 where he was hired by Hillsborough Country Fire Rescue on 9/29/85. He was promoted to Driver Engineer, Captain and Battalion Chief in 2014. He formally retired in 2017. 

Throughout his years at HCFR, Alan was dedicated to working and mentoring young men and women passionate about careers in Fire Rescue. Alan worked in the Youth Summer Camp Program and was also an adjunct training instructor at the Fire Academy. He often spoke at local schools about careers in fire service and would help anyone that showed a passion for his chosen career. Alan was a member of the IAFF and IABPFF. Alan was selected by the Chief to join Morris and McDaniel, Inc as a Fire Chief that traveled the country and sat on the hiring panel for Fire Departments seeking equal opportunities for minority candidates. 

A portion of the proceeds for this memorial fund will provide scholarships to young, dedicated & deserving members of our community seeking careers in the fire service.


Fund Administrators

  • Clairine Anderson
  • Juanita Benjamin


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Chief Anderson Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.