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Many charities and nonprofit organizations support the fire service – and firefighters and non-firefighters alike can offer their support through donations or volunteerism. Support can be shared directly to local fire departments, fire department foundations and reputable national charities. Additionally, many firefighters offer their support to those in need, underscoring their reputation as humble public servants. This resource page shares important news about the charities that support the fire service as well as information about how to make donations and avoid scams.

Service CU is donating $100 for every Boston blocked shot, and $1,000 for every Boston shutout to cover heart disease and cancer screenings for first responders
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund is made of up firefighters and family members who volunteer their time and energy to help fellow brothers, sisters and departments in need. The fund operates annually on a budget of 1-3% and sustains itself through fundraising and the donations of individuals, fire departments and corporate sponsors. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible.
When and where to watch the First Responder Bowl, plus a brief history of this unique event
Frank Siller remembers the courage of his brother Stephen and the families the Tunnel to Towers Foundation has helped
Hawaiian-led fundraiser has been launched for Maui County first responders to assist with housing, medical expenses, and replacement of lost items
“A huge part of my life was taken,” David Renaud said about his brother Matthew, killed in the Southwest Inn fire
“There are still good people,” said Brian Hammond, a Russiaville Volunteer Fire Department firefighter
“When we leave, each house will be in better shape,” said James Earl, a retired New York City fire lieutenant and project manager with Heart 9/11
Randy Ballinger fell almost 25 feet and suffered a collapsed lung, a broken pelvis, broken ribs and fractures in both legs
Central Berkeley EMT Lacey Klein’s video of Barbara Gillespie, 72, touched many after Gillespie fell near Klein’s front door while delivering pizza
Florence Fire Rescue Engineer-EMT Kevin Darby and his family have received more than $3,700 in donations
Coral Springs public safety service members have turned to therapy, peer counseling and charity work
“It has taken many people doing paperwork, asking for favors, politicking and risking their lives to get it there,” the Chillicothe district said
The calendar used to be a fun event but was “not a great fundraiser in recent years,” FDNY spokeswoman Amanda Farinacci said
The Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation has given 333 scholarships over 17 years