Our Focus

Brothers Helping Brothers: A 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization that assists small and/or rural fire departments obtain vital tools and lifesaving equipment through our grant program

Our Story

Learn more about our story and how we started


We focus our attention on small and rural fire departments in the US. Many departments struggle to have the proper tools and equipment to do their job. With your help we can change this!

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Successful Grants

Here is a list of departments we have helped with our equipment grant program.

Carney Strong Initiative

The Carney Strong Initiative is a grant program to help small and rural fire departments establish an after fire decon program. This program is to honor Battalion Chief Josh Carney who passed away in 2017 from Stage 4 Melanoma. To apply for this grant, please visit this page.

Hero Coffee Club

Join Brothers Helping Brothers' Hero Coffee Club and receive one or two bags of coffee with special gifts each month. All proceeds will benefit our mission.

Miami Valley Fire & EMS Conference 2019

Miami Valley Fire & EMS Conference will feature 3 days packed with great speakers in both fields of firefighting and EMS.


Check out our store for products that support our mission. All proceeds goes toward sustaining our mission to help small and rural firefighters, nationwide.

Our Partners

National Board of Directors

Nick Magoteaux

Co-Executive Director/President

Ben Carsner

Co-Executive Director/Vice President

Jeff White


Justin Saunders


Ben Norrod

Director at Large

Andrew Mitakides

Director at Large

Thomas "Dale" Fahrney

Director at Large

Pennsylvania Board of Directors

Steve Ringer


John Zurik

Vice President

Ric Couch


Paul Winter


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Brothers Helping Brothers
501c3 Tax Exempt Organization
Tax ID 47-1247504
Tax Documents

Art Springer

1/21/1969 - 1/23/2014
Gone but not forgotten

Justin Shafer

3/18/1988 - 10/2/2016
Gone but not forgotten

Brothers Helping Brothers is a registered non-profit organization

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