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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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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 DEBBIE ROGERS, Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer MILLBURY, OHIO — The birds may have been impressed with the massive fire response when their nest caught on fire in Lake Township last week. Fire Chief Bruce Moritz was not. The response of seven fire stations, in addition to his own crew, was the tip of the iceberg[…]
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by: Megan Erbacher BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Buffalo firefighters are being urged by their union and the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association (NYSPFFA) to be cautious, after the state association found threatening comments against firefighters on social media. The NYSPFFA says the threats come from a subject claiming to be from an extremist[…]
by: Ross Cavitt Updated: Jun 27, 2016 – 7:00 PM PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating after someone broke into a fire station in Paulding County and stole a rescue vehicle. According to authorities, the man broke into Paulding County Fire and Rescue Station #3 on Mount Tabor Church Road just after 10:30 a.m.[…]
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Without gaining entry into a structure where a suspected or confirmed fire is, the fire cannot be located and extinguished, searches cannot be made, and extension of fire cannot be checked. There may be one or more firefighters assigned to forcing entry (commercial property), or the first firefighter to the door (residence) is expected to[…]
Though many municipalities provide their volunteer fire departments with financial assistance, Emmaus issues firefighters payroll checks and W-2 tax forms Jun 9, 2016 By Andrew Wagaman The Morning Call HARRISBURG, Pa. — A full bench of Commonwealth Court judges questioned Wednesday whether Emmaus had exceeded state requirements to provide adequate fire services, creating an unusual employment[…]
By Alex Valverde, www.twcnews.com Struggling to recruit and keep members is a common problem among many volunteer fire departments. “We have a limited number of man power,” Alexandria Bay assistant fire chief Robert Service said. “It’s hard to get firefighters nowadays, because the training is very extrenuous and it’s pretty long.” However, a new bill introduced by[…]
By: fox5dc.com staff and Paul Wagner WHEATON, Md. – Firefighters in flood-ravaged West Virginia are expressing deep gratitude after learning that members of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad in Maryland have answered their urgent call for help. The Maryland firefighters are donating an ambulance that will replace one that has been destroyed in Clay County, West[…]