Happy Holidays!

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.

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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:

Alabama

Helena Fire Department

Wicksburg Volunteer Fire Department

Arizona

Prescott Fire Department

Yarnell Fire Department

California

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

Massachusetts 

Stoneham Fire Department

New York

New York Fire Department

Texas

Fort Sam Houston Fire Department