Non-Profits | Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training

Below is our constantly growing database of fire/EMS/rescue non-profits contributed by Battalion members across the United States and the rest of world. Do you know of a non-profit that should be added to our list?

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Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International

The Fellowship of Christian Firefighters has been ministering to firefighters and first responders since 1977. The vision of our ministry is to glorify God in the fire service by building relationships that turn first responders hearts and minds toward Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:11), equipping them to serve Him (Ephesians 4:12). The fire service can be a difficult place to serve and we provide hope to those in need. Our members are firefighters and first responders who understand the stresses of today's firefighters. They provide resources to help you cope during your time of need. Check out our website to locate all of our daily devotions, articles, Bible studies and so much more. Sign up for our next online study, or better yet locate a group near you. If you have a need in your life please do not hesitate to contact our International Office. May God continue to bless you as you daily walk with Him.



Brothers Helping Brothers

Brothers Helping Brothers was started in early 2014, when Nick Magoteaux’s co-worker/firefighting brother, Art Springer, was hospitalized with the H1N1 virus. Originally, Nick started a line of t-shirts to raise money for his medical expenses. Unfortunately, Art passed away from complications of the H1N1 virus on January 23, 2014. The decision was made to continue the t-shirt campaign to raise money for Art’s daughter, Mollie. Through various efforts, Nick and his brothers from the Phillipsburg Fire Department (Phillipsburg, OH) and The Red Knights Ohio Chapter 16, raised over $20,000 for Mollie. One of Art’s passions was making sure his brothers at the Phillipburg Fire Department had the proper tools, even if it was at his own expense. Many other fire departments out there today are without the necessary tools and lifesaving equipment and do not have the funds needed to buy them. This started the passion to create Brothers Helping Brothers. We want to build the Brothers Helping Brothers brand, by raising funds to provide vital tools and equipment to small and/or rural fire departments in need. Brothers Helping Brothers became a 501c3 non-profit organization on July 1st, 2014. Since being founded they have given out two grants and are working on many more

National Volunteer Fire Council

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.

555 Fitness

5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness began in 2013, by motivated Firefighters with one Core Mission: To reduce cardiac related firefighter Line of Duty Deaths. Each and every day, we stay true to this mission, by providing multiple workouts free of charge and in addition, providing free functional fitness equipment to fire departments nationwide. What started as an idea, has grown into a call for change within the emergency services field. We have chosen to not accept the “it's because we have always done it that way” mentality. We have chosen to stand up, and lead the charge for change. You can learn more about our organization by visiting our website , any of our social media pages or by downloading our free fitness app. Please consider adding 555 Fitness to your yearly charitable giving.

Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association

The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association is a national organization created to benefit the community by maintaining and strengthening Canadian volunteer fire services through the provision of education and training, administration and organizational standards for volunteer firefighter units.

BC Professional Firefighter's Burn Fund

Each year almost 700 children and adults from around B.C. are admitted to the Burn, Trauma and Plastics Units at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital suffering serious trauma. The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to them, and works to save all British Columbians from a similar trauma. More than 3,800 professional fire fighters from fifty-three communities in British Columbia and the Yukon are building the Burn Fund’s vision. They dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase public awareness of fire and burn safety issues through the Burn Fund’s research, support and prevention programs. The Burn Fund is the charitable arm of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association and was established as a registered charity in 1978.

Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable corporation, governed by a Board of Directors composed of members of the Canadian Fire Service and other interested Canadians dedicated to honouring Canada’s fallen firefighters. The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was incorporated in 2003 to construct a national memorial to Canada’s fallen firefighters, conduct an annual national memorial service, and support their families. In 2012 the Foundation’s efforts led to the completion and dedication of the new Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, just off Wellington Street, west of Parliament Hill, and close to the Canadian War Museum. The Canadian Firefighters Memorial honours firefighters of Canada who have died in the line of duty, and is a place where their families and indeed all Canadians may spend a quiet moment remembering their heroism. The objectives of the Foundation are to conduct the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony and provide financial assistance to the families of fallen firefighters to attend the Ceremony. We also provide financial assistance to the children and spouses of fallen firefighters for educational purposes.

Firefighter Behaviorial Health Alliance

"Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance travels across N. America presenting workshops on behavioral health and suicide prevention for firefighters and EMTs. We are the only known organization that tracks and validates FF/EMT suicides. FBHA also offers a scholarship program for children of FF/EMT suicides as well as a retreat weekend for family survivors called "Those Left Behind". All donations go towards these programs. Thank you."

Emergency Support Service

Fire Department support unit specializing in Rehab

Fire Fighter Near Miss

The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss is a reporting system with the goal of improving fire fighter safety.

United States First Responders Association

A non-profit Social Network For Firefighters, EMS, Rescue, Law Enforcement, Military & Civilian Support Teams!

Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation

It is our goal to offer immediate financial assistance to the surviving family members of any Firefighter killed in the line of duty across the United States. This foundation is committed to operating in a respectful, professional manner with the highest integrity. To achieve our goal we are motivated to organize fund raising-events and seek additional support from individuals, organizations and corporations. The Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation will disburse those funds when necessary being mindful of the privacy and sensitivity of the families involved.

North American Vehicle Rescue Association

NAVRA is a 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit vehicle rescue training organization

National Firefighters Endowment

National Firefighters Endowment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity with a driving passion to protect the lives of our firefighters and the communities they serve. We believe that small actions can have life altering results and that the right equipment in the hands of our first responders can literally be the difference between life and death.

America's Female Firefighters, Inc.

America's Female Firefighters, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit Florida Corporation. It's Mission is Raising and Expending funds for the benefit of burn survivors across the United States. Raising Awareness and educating about fire safety, treatment of burn injuries. We do this by producing and selling the America's Female Firefighters Calendar