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A monthly gift of $10 – that’s only three pennies, a quarter, and a nickel a day – can give a rural firefighter a new ax to do their job.
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Project: Hero Hydration
Help us, help Miami Valley firefighters by donating water or Gatorade.
Miami Valley Fire Conference
Two classes featuring Lt. Steve Robertson of Columbus Fire and Marty Mayes of the Fire Asylum Training Group.
Did you know that volunteers comprise 69% of Firefighters in the United States?
According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, of the total estimated 1,129,250 firefighters across the country, 783,300 are volunteers. The majority of the departments in the United States are volunteer fire departments and many do not have the vital tools and equipment they need to save lives and protect property.
How can you help?
By donating to Brothers Helping Brothers, you can help fund grants for vital tools and lifesaving equipment to these small and/or rural fire departments. By donating just $10 a month, that's just 33 cent a day, you can put a new ax in the hands of a firefighter that needs it to do his/her job.
Platinum Level Donor
As a Platinum Level Donor, you will receive a voucher for a custom made Recycled Gear Bag and your name on the donor page.
Gold Level Donor
As a Gold Level Donor, you will receive a Recycled Fire Gear Messenger Bag and your name on the donor page.
Silver Level Donor
As a Silver Level Donor, you will receive a Recycled Fire Gear Wallet of your choosing and your name on the donor page.
Bronze Level Donor
As a Bronze Level Donor, you will receive a custom Challenge Coin and your name on the donor page.
If you would like to donate to help further our mission, please use the button to the right. Thank you!
By Patricia Ann Speelman – pspeelman@sidneydailynews SIDNEY, OHIO — Every area volunteer rescue squad needs more help. An investigation by the Sidney Daily News has determined that in many squads, members are stretched thin to provide adequate coverage. Because of the plunge in volunteerism, the Jackson Center squad disbanded in 2014 and three other villages[…]
MASON, Ohio – Kings Island is doing something special to honor those who protect us. This Friday through Sunday, the amusement park is offering free admission to all active firefighters and police officers. This also includes EMTs, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, hand[…]
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs of http://www.ithaca.com/ When Jon Roman joined the Candor Fire Department in 1990, he was one of about a dozen junior members between 16 and 18 years old. Now, the department has no junior members and hasn’t had a more than one at any time in the last 10 years. Roman, who became chief[…]
By Nick Canedo | firstname.lastname@example.org A Buffalo-area firefighter who was the victim of a racist threat before his apartment was damaged by arson has received a free vacation—with all expenses paid by fellow firefighters. Ken Walker was the victim of arson after receiving a racist letter that told him to resign as a firefighter.Screengrab from WBKW Firefighters[…]
By Nick Quattrini, News 4 Reporter LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — A lot of people had to evacuate their homes in Lockport on Wednesday night. Smoke filled the sky, and flames threatened other buildings. But even in all this chaos, the people of Lockport came together to help each other. With her cell phone, Kitty Fogle captured people[…]
ANDREW ADKINS ON AUG 8, 2016 SOURCE: MCCLATCHY Aug. 08–ISONVILLE — The Isonville Volunteer Fire Department is facing a lawsuit by an Elliott County man over a lack of payments in a $1 per year deal with the previous property owner. Roger Howard, who lives near the fire department, recently bought the property that[…]
By Lou Michel | News Staff Reporter , Nancy Fischer | News Niagara Reporter Arson suspect denies writing letter that threatened black firefighter. NORTH TONAWANDA, NY – The family of Kenneth Walker, North Tonawanda’s only black firefighter, whose apartment was burned out Wednesday in what was feared to be a racially motivated attack, was stunned[…]
BY ALFRED NG NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Upstate N.Y. town’s only black volunteer firefighter’s house burned down two days after receiving racist message telling him to leave. Two days after getting a racist letter threatening him to quit, a black volunteer firefighter’s house was burned down in an upstate New York town. On Monday, Kenneth Walker[…]
From the minute I completed my probation I wanted to be a driver engineer. I began shadowing the driver at the station I was at and asked questions, a lot of questions. I was fortunate enough to be at a station with one of the best drivers the department had at the time. Cliff took[…]
Departments thinking outside the box to fill jobs by Tom McKee, WPCO Cincinnati BURLINGTON, Ky. – Chris Watson came all the way from Scotland to help fill a need for paramedics in Northern Kentucky. About 15 to 20 paramedic positions are open in the region. That has departments thinking outside the box to try to[…]