The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has donated $50,000 grant to the National Volunteer Fire Council’s Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund. FASNY joins the NVFC in asking others to help support the fund.
The Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund was created in response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. So far, more than $500,000 has been distributed to volunteer firefighters in need.
To qualify for assistance, individuals must be from an NVFC member state as an individual or department member of the state association; be an active volunteer firefighter, rescue worker, or EMS provider; live or have housing in a state- or federally declared disaster area; and have incurred an uninsurable loss in excess of $5,000.
The fund relies entirely on the support of individuals and organizations to assist volunteer first responders in need. The NVFC donates all administrative costs associated with the fund, so 100% of contributions go to help volunteer first responders impacted by disaster.
To make your contribution to the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund, visit http://www.nvfc.org/.