They say time flies when you are having fun, so here we are! Another year has gone by filled with priceless experiences. Because of YOU, we were able to carry out our purpose again this year; to assist young men and women in the Fire Explorer Programs with financial support and material donations.
In 2018, we assisted Fire Explorers across California, Alabama, and New York. This year has been our most fulfilling yet, with highlights such as:
- Donating gear that properly fits and is deemed safety compliant and functional! – 102 helmets, 66 boots, 29 pairs of gloves, 11 hoods, 10 goggles, 10 suspenders, 37 turnout jackets, 33 turnout pants; estimating about $135,000 worth of gear!
- Sponsoring 20 young men and women through Fire Explorer Academies! – $3,600 total was invested into furthering educations and opportunities for careers.
- Helping Fire Explorers participate in events and camps where they can gather confidence, team building skills, and network within the fire community! – $2,225 total went towards hosting fundraisers and covering supplies and meal costs for them.
Please read our end of the year letter below for more information.
We have done almost a quarter of a million dollars in donations to date since being founded. This includes gear and scholarships. With these donations we have been able to help the following fire departments with all our donations:
Helena Fire Department
Wicksburg Volunteer Fire Department
Prescott Fire Department
Yarnell Fire Department
Apple Valley Fire Department
Big Bear Fire Department
California Fire Riverside County
Compton Fire Department
Fairfield Fire Department
Fresno Fire Department
LA County Fire Department
La Habra Heights Fire Department
Long Beach Search & Rescue
Monterey County Regional Fire Department
Monterey Park Fire Department
Rialto Fire Department
San Bernardino County Fire Department
Torrance Fire Department
Stoneham Fire Department
New York Fire Department
Fort Sam Houston Fire Department