NFFF gets $1M grant for safety, scholarships from Motorola
The funding will support two NFFF programs — the Motorola Solutions Foundation Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives
ATLANTA — The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation received a $1 million grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation on Thursday.
Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF accepted the grant at Fire Station 11 in Atlanta, where both organizations were attending the IAFC's Fire-Rescue International conference.
The funding will support two NFFF programs — the Motorola Solutions Foundation Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.
The scholarship fund provides educational funds to children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses and life partners of firefighters who died in the line of duty.
The Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives aim to reduce firefighter fatalities through education and training of firefighters and fire service leadership.
"The Motorola Solutions Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation over the years, and we are grateful for their commitment to our mission to honor the fallen heroes and their families," said Chief Siarnicki.
"This generous grant enables the survivors of the fallen to further their educational goals and fulfill dreams that they may otherwise have to postpone.
"It also assists the Foundation in our efforts to reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries through the Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives."
"On behalf of Motorola Solutions employees, we salute our nation's fire service and pay tribute to the fallen firefighters who have given the ultimate sacrifice in serving their communities," said Matthew Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation.