In an effort to assist fire departments with little operating budgets, the Association has created a bunker gear give away program. It is a recycling program, kind of like the old saying “One man’s junk is another’s treasure”. We take donations of old gear from any department and distribute it to less fortunate departments that are in need of bunker gear.If your department has recently replaced it’s bunker gear and you would like to donate your old gear, let us know. Call the office at 1-800-883-4817 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also let us know if your department is in need of bunker gear.
Each year qualifying fire departments are selected to receive financial aid through our Fire Department Education Grant Program. The Association has established the Florida State Firefighters Education Foundation, in which we award grants to Florida fire departments, on a yearly basis. It is a new program started in 2004. Each year at our Annual Conference, usually in June, we will award the Grants. They can be used for purchasing new equipment, training, public education, or anything you feel can improve the performance of our department. The process is simple, you fill out the on line form, submit it, and the committee will review and select the recipients.For information on the current Grants and an application click here.
The Florida State Firefighters Education Foundation was established by the Florida State Firefighters’ Association as a vehicle to raise funds for the fire service. The fund is used to offset costs of training, education, equipment purchasing and the general welfare and safety of firefighters. The FSFEF is a 501c3 entity and is registered with the State of Florida as a charitable entity. For more information on donating please contact the FSFA at 1-800-883-4817.