Support a Specific Need
You can make a donation to support all of the efforts of our firefighters or direct your donations to a specific need or program. Direct support opportunities will change as the needs of our firefighters change. These opportunities fall into two categories: program costs, and equipment and training needs.
Equipment and Training Needs
The three largest needs today are:
- Fuel: At $4 per gallon and fire trucks averaging 4-5 miles per gallon, this is $1 per mile, fuel for emergency responses and training is the largest operating expense. Annually the fuel cost for our 30 fire stations with volunteer firefighters is $400,000 per year. With no fuel, emergency vehicles cannot respond.
- Thermal Imaging Cameras: A new technological device which should be on all fire trucks. These cameras can see through smoke and find trapped fire and accident victims, increase firefighter safety, plus firefighters can find the fire’s hot spots and more effectively extinguish fires. These cameras cost about $10,000 each, too much for volunteer fire department budgets, but your support will buy a camera and potentially save a life.
- Training Scholarships: it costs $2,000 for each firefighter to attend a fire academy and $10,000 to attend paramedic school. Help finance a future hero.
To fund a specific need, contact Joan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 814-1352.