Each year, dozens of families are devastated by the death of a firefighter. Many fire service support organizations throughout the U.S. may try to offer assistance to the families and co-workers of the fallen. Unfortunately, not all provide the level of support that is needed, and necessary funds may not be directed appropriately to the survivors.
To address this issue, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is forming a Fire Service Survivor Support Consortium to assist the public in deciphering which of these organizations are most worthy of their support. Only those organizations that have displayed good fiscal management and transparency will be included in the Consortium.
The Fire Service Survivor Support Consortium is a member-based network committed to advocating, assisting and supporting the families and co-workers of America's fallen firefighters. As an active member of the Consortium your organization can "co-brand" with the NFFF to demonstrate this alliance. Members will have direct input to the Consortium's efforts and your organization will be recognized on the Foundation's website with a link to your site.
The goal of the Fallen Firefighters Survivors Foundation is 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 this goal, the Foundation is motivated to organize fund-raising events, and seek funding from individuals, organizations and corporations. Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation will disburse those funds when necessary being mindful of the privacy and sensitivity of the families involved.
» Visit the Fallen Firefighters Survivors Foundation Website
The FDNY Foundation is the official 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to benefit the New York City Fire Department. The funds raised assist the FDNY in its mission to prevent and respond to fires, medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, protecting the lives and property of residents and visitors in New York City. The FDNY Foundation funds programs to help meet the Department's training, equipment, and education needs.
» Visit the FDNY Foundation Website
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation's main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families. We honor and acknowledge past, present, and future members of the wildland firefighting community, and partner with private and interagency organizations to bring recognition to wildland firefighters. Active volunteers and supporters of wildland firefighters established the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a 501(c) (3) to maintain the Wildland Firefighters National Monument at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho.
» Visit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation Website
Interested in being a member of the Fire Service Survivor Support Consortium? Tell us more about how your organization helps fire service survivors on the form below.
In addition to the above information please E-mail the following documents to Eileen Winston:
- Proof of Non-Profit Status
- Federal Registration
- State Registration
- Governance Documentation
- Articles of Incorporation
- By Laws
- Mission Statement
- Board of Directors Listing
- Most Recent Annual Report