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The fundraising topic is designed to provide you with resources to help fund your fire department or raise funds to aid your members and community. News stories about fire department fundraisers from across the country provide examples of successful fundraising projects and strategies you can use to garner community support. Other articles provide advice on advocating for fire and EMS funding in local governments, applying for grants and fundraising to help those affected by hardship and disaster.

The White House said Philadelphia would receive $22.4 million to pay for 72 firefighters’ salaries and benefits for three years
The “Buck Up for Unity” campaign involves restaurants in Unity Township supporting seven departments
A majority of first responder agencies lack necessary funds for purchasing equipment and technology
Share your wish list with your community via social channels; you may be surprised at the generosity of your fellow citizens!
Where to begin when shifting away from a fundraising-dependent model
The investigation found that while Ryan Pierce served as Stanwood fire chief, $4,403.84 was disbursed improperly
“There are still good people,” said Brian Hammond, a Russiaville Volunteer Fire Department firefighter
Jeff Rothmeier was transported to the same hospital where his daughter recently had a kidney removed
Lost Acres Fire Department members are hosting a fundraiser to support the firefighter, who escaped with his dogs
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
The calendar used to be a fun event but was “not a great fundraiser in recent years,” FDNY spokeswoman Amanda Farinacci said
According to police, Wellsburg Chief Scott Kins said he had been responsible for more than 20 drawings and bingos since he took on the role of chief in 2021