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Young firefighter/medic battles for his life
After contracting pneumonia, the 22-year-old's organs began shutting down; firefighters from around the country are raising money for him  
Australian firefighters pose with cute animals in new calendar
The 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendar, which was shot at Steve Irwin’s zoo, raises money for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital  
Firefighters, cops help seniors displaced by fire
After a fire destroyed their complex, firefighters and cops helped pack and move seniors' possessions  
Firefighters raise money for burned Mich. firefighter
They raised more than $20,000 to help pay for skin graphs Lt. Bell will need as he recovers from his injuries  
Retired Calif. firefighter's sauce is hot, while the cause is sweet
Lee is a recently retired firefighter with 31 years of service under his belt and also has a green thumb and a heart of gold that loves to give back  
Calif. sues charities misrepresenting firefighter aid
Ill. fire chiefs sound alarm on equipment funding
Fla. department gets latest thermal imaging technology
La. firefighters stop selling 'Katrina bells' after audit
Poor management spurs new rules for La. fire charities
La. firefighter fundraiser scrapped amid controversey
NFL, NBA stars to help New Orleans firefighter event
La. fire department donates to charities
NY firefighter accused of stealing from department
Great Lakes-area firefighters in motorcycle ride for young burn victims
Department faulted after donations witheld from La. firefighters
Fla. firefighter's fishing charity helps young burn victims
Mass. firefighters hope new station will yield faster responses
NJ firefighters may need permit to continue boot fundraiser
Worcester community helped firefighters recover
NH fire department struggles to cover EMS
N.J. department's floral fundraiser causes dust-up
La. firefighters defend court title against police
St. Louis police, fire boxing fundraiser takes on new urgency
Santa rides Fla. fire truck to raise funds
Firefighters sue Tenn. town over union fundraiser
FEMA funds allow Ohio firefighters to purchase much-needed equipment
Fire officials say the $323,000 will be used topurchase radios, laptops and defibrillators  
Baskin-Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night to benefit NFFF
$100,000 will go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation  
Pa. fire company creates auction website to raise funds
The fire company hopes to raise $500,000 each year with the new site  
Calif. firefighters go bald to support captain's wife
If she can raise $1,800, she plans to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer  
British fire truck starts worldwide trip to battle cancer
The Follow That Fire Engine charity mission is dedicated to Firefighter Garth Moore, who died after a battle with lung cancer  
Firefighters in ND give up pensions to buy new truck
Almost all of the department's members gave up their retirement money  
Buffalo fire chief wants to use KFC logo for funds
Cities that allow KFC to advertise on fire hydrants and fire extinguishers are rewarded with cash donations for fire safety equipment, repairs or improvements  
KFC logo headed for Buffalo fire stations
An agreement between the city and KFC will place KFC's "New Fiery Grilled Wings" logo on fire extinguishers in exchange for cash  
$1,000 donation helps Mass. department get thermal-imaging camera
The Fitchburg Fire Department is working toward putting new thermal Bullard T-4 Max cameras on every front-line apparatus trucks  
Conn. volunteer fire departments face bankruptcy
Mother recalls losing firefighter son in UK fire
A major fundraising effort was launched to mark his death  
Volunteer firefighters struggle for donations in Tenn. community
The department operated on a budget of roughly $435,000 last year, including about $340,000 in residential donations  
PETA wants bikini ads on firefighter helmets in W.Va.
The department lost its main station, three trucks and nearly all of its equipment in an electrical fire on Oct. 1  
PETA bikini ad for firefighter helmets rejected by W.Va. chief
The chief said he had not even heard of the offer until local media reports began surfacing, saying the ads would 'offend people'  
'Fire Chief Ale' raises funds for Calif. fire dept. vehicle
The goal is to raise enough money to restore Campbell's paramedic vehicle to its original service condition  
Country star to croon for Pa. fire department fundraiser
The fire company hopes to raise at least $50,000 on its July 15 concert to help buy equipment  
Maine dept. seeks ATV after rescuing firefighter
Fellow firefighter Capt. Ed Carey and his wife were hunting when their ATV overturned, critically injuring the firefighter  
Philly firefighter gets job back after posing topless
Firefighter Jack Slivinski was given a verbal warning and permission to rejoin Rescue 1  
Calif. firefighter sets snowboarding world record
San Bernardino Firefighter-Paramedic Jason Buchanan set the record to encourage people to donate to a childrens' charity  
Conn. fire dept. uses donation funds to fight lawsuit
Dismissed Firefighter Brian Ahern is suing the fire chief and department  
Md. firefighters, officials clash over roadside donations
Firefighters say proposed legislation would decimate their Fill the Boot fundraiser each year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association  
Volunteer firefighters consider fee in Tenn.
The fire department, organized in 1981, covers about 1,500 homes spread over an area of about 16 square miles  
Pa. volunteer firefighters get $280K commitment
The department is an all-volunteer effort and operates with community support and fundraising  
Fire departments roll out annual carnivals across Pa. county
Some departments have dropped carnivals from their calendars, possibly due to volunteer recruitment and retention issues  
Calif. firefighters use 4th of July parade to fundraise
The department has raised about $45,000 of the $160,000 needed to replace a ladder truck, the rest of which is covered by a $636,000 federal grant  
Fireworks fees fund firefighter training in Ind.
During the four other years the tax has been in effect, the state has collected between $2.4 million and $2.7 million each year  
Goodyear donates $45,000 in tires to Texas firefighters
Donations are key to a volunteer fire department's survival  
Philly parents hope for some positive in firefighter son's suicide
His suicide might've escaped wide notice, except that it came on the heels of his public brouhaha with Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers  
Colo. mayor restricts on-duty firefighter 'boot' fundraising
The mayor initially decided not to allow firefighters to participate in the "Fill the Boot" fundraiser while on-duty  
Calif. fire department joins ranks of cancer fundraisers
Proceeds from sales of T-shirts with pink logo signifying breast cancer research will be donated to cancer-related nonprofits  
Minnesota firefighters exceed memorial fund goal
In July, Minnesota Fire Service Foundation launched fundraising initiative to build memorial to honor 194 fallen firefighters  
Firefighter receives dream home after Bastrop Fire's destruction
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' builds new house for firefighter who was fighting Labor Day wildfires when her home burned down  
Fire chief thanks Calif. university for donation
Donation helped to buy ladder truck that has already made difference to department by replacing outdated truck  
Calif fire dept considers fee options
The plan calls for residents to pay a user fee or subscription fee for EMS   
La. fire department donates fire engine to neighboring volunteers
After Hurricane Katrina the volunteer department was left with only a pick up truck and small pump  
Pa. firefighters seek funds for burn building
A current burn building is no longer safe to use and has been closed since 2009  
Rodeo event raises $150K for Texas fire crews
In ticket sales, departments raised anywhere from $100 to $11,020, an amount that Christoval Volunteer Fire Department used for new radios  
Report: Some 9/11 charities bogus, some failed miserably
One charity raised more than $700,000 for a giant memorial quilt, but there is no quilt  
Automatic payroll deductions benefit Wounded Warrior Project
About 200 Conn. firefighters agreed to have money sent to nonprofit that provides 18 core services to veterans  
Gary Sinise tours to support 9/11 firefighters foundation
Every penny from ticket sales goes toward building house for NY hero  
NC firefighter dies running Chicago marathon for charity
Capt. William Caviness was raising money for a burn victim's foundation  
UK fire department raises money to help African firefighters
Charitable group will send 3 fire engines, medical supplies and uniforms to Africa  
Pa. firefighter foils theft
Men tried to steal cache of aluminum cans stored outside Womelsdorf Fire Company for fundraising  
FDNY firefighters in charity soccer match in U.K.
Half of the money raised will go to families of 9/11 victims  
Brotherhood Riders to honor 11 fallen heroes who died in 2011
Brotherhood Ride organization was conceived shortly after 2007 warehouse blaze in Charleston killed 9 firefighters  
Town rallies to raise money for cancer-stricken fire chief
Fire chief: 'I'm just overwhelmed. Some way, I will find a way to say thank you'  
After years of saving, planning, Pa. firefighting museum opens
1882 Silsby Steamer among the historical pieces on display  
Bikers ride 8 days to raise money for fallen firefighters
The ride raised $118,000 for the families of the fallen responders  
Private donations buy fire truck for Texas department
Nearly all of the money to buy a new brush truck came from private and business donors  
Cash donation helps volunteer fire department buy truck
$5,000 from a local business will allow the fire department to replace a 17-year-old vehicle  
County audit fails to clear up W. Va. volunteer fire dept. finance questions
With more questions than answers, county officials are seeking a deeper audit from the state  
Decorated fire capt. investigated for stealing $5K
Capt.'s lawyer says his client is a scapegoat for a system of faulty record keeping  
Company donates $80K to Texas volunteer fire depts
The company plans to donate as much as $200,000 to volunteer firefighting in 2012  
Donors help volunteer fire department build new station
Donated construction and land allowed the department to build a new fire station without incurring debt  
Vol. firefighters surrender stipend for 10 years to buy new fire truck
After voter rejected a bond to buy the truck, volunteer firefighters gave up their own money  
Conflict over benefits, memorial for fallen firefighter persist
Fiancee of Calif. firefighter killed at a motor vehicle crash wants resolution  
Celebration honors Philly FF, remembers fallen
Man still on crutches after deadly blaze that killed 2 of his colleagues  
Ex-cons accused of 9/11 firefighter truck charity scam
They may have pocketed tens of thousands in donations supposedly going to Ground Zero charities  
Calif. firefighters hold fundraiser for fire fighting scholarships
Money generated from the fundraiser will also help disadvantaged famililes  
Thieves clean out N.Z. volunteer fire station
Fire chief said the burglars went through everything  
Firefighters pushing bone-marrow drive to save young girl
A worldwide search has failed to find a bone-marrow match for the 8 year old  
Firefighters donate $10k to burn unit foundation that helped its volunteers
Fire chief felt obligated to put money back for the next firefighters  
Detroit Fire sells apparel for firefighter families
One of the country's most underfunded fire departments uses fundraisers to help its members' families  
Scam artist poses as volunteer firefighter
The individual is trying to bilk residents out of money in exchange for fire protection  
Fire department lands donation for extrication equipment
A Va. volunteer fire department was awarded nearly $30,000 from Firehouse Subs for extrication equipment  
Retired firefighter's death ruled homicide
Friends are organizing a fundraiser to offer a reward to find the 33-year fire veteran's killer  
Fire union offers reward for return of child's dog taken in buglary
The 10-year-old girl is offering her piggy bank, while fire and police unions have chipped in the rest of the $6,000 reward  
Firefighters donate money to house-fire family
Western Australia career firefighters donated money to replace some of the clothes and toys a child lost in a recent house fire  
Women firefighters to appear in new charity calendar
The female firefighters say they are proud to appear in the calendar that will raise money for a child cancer charity  
Fire department to donate used gear to Chilean firefighters
Ill. firefighters will collect fire and EMS gear for firefighters in its sister city  
Fire chiefs to start for-profit company to offset funding cuts
The plan calls for selling fire services, but would have to get past a law prohibiting the establishment of a trading company  
Anonymous donor gives fire dept. $25K for fire truck
Fire chief says the gift will be a great help to the fire department but is not a long-term solution for equipment needs  
Firefighter climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity
He said it was the hardest, yet most rewarding thing he's ever done  
Firefighters rally behind 9-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy
Firefighters provide financial help and friendship to young Brendon  
Firefighters run Central Park marathon after NYC race cancelled
Six U.K. firefighters raised about $30K for firefighting charities   
Firefighters help Sandy victims
Firefighters payback relief effort from previous disaster with donations   
Firefighter raises money for fallen NY firefighters
The firefighter was on standby at the West Webster station wishing he could help; now he is helping in a different way  
Pa. volunteer firefighters catch break on fundraising rule
The state is taking a closer look at rules covering small games of chance that would have hurt firefighters fundraising abilities  
Family honors fallen firefighter by helping others
Money raised in memory of Capt. Robeson will equip Haiti with an ambulance  
Firefighters cycling for cancer research
The N.Y. firefighters are joining a national effort, Cycle for Survival, to raise money for cancer research  
NY fire dept.'s squirrel kill draws complaints
The annual event raises money for a volunteer fire department  
Woman bequeathed $140K to fire department
The amount is more than 8 times the annual budget and will likely go to buying a new fire truck  
WTC 9/11 memorial faces massive operating costs
It is unclear where the estimated $60 million per year to operate the memorial will come from  
Preacher scams 9/11 donors
Pastor collected millions for 9/11 and other disaster victims then funneled money into his church and personal account  
Firefighters honor dying boy with 'Dyrk' photos
Firehouses across Dallas area sent in photos posing with signs emblazoned with cancer-stricken boy's name  
Kids to be honored at 9/11 memorial for gift drive
Students raised more than $50,000 for the memorial  
2 states launch reviews of questionable 9/11 charities
An investigation by The Associated Press uncovered dozens of 9/11 charities didn't keep promises or disclose how money was spent  
Boy's savings to help rebuild burned W.Va. fire station
Five-year-old donates nearly $46 in change to help rebuild a volunteer fire station   
KFC to market 'fiery' wings on Ind. hydrants, extinguishers
Fast-food chain aims to improve fire safety in unusual advertising deal  
Newtown families divvying up donations
Just who will make the decision and where the money goes are only two questions facing Sandy Hook folks  
Groups raise $800K for fallen Ariz. firefighter families
The funds have been collected by the 100 Club of Arizona, the Wildland Firefighters Foundation and the United Phoenix Firefighters Association  
FTC: Seller of bogus 9/11 coins to pay $750,000
N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer called it a despicable scam  
Fundraiser for injured Mo. firefighter near its goal
The effort to help the family has raised nearly $10,000 in three days  
Actor Gary Sinise donates $60K to Colo. firefighters
The money will help replace equipment, including radios and fire hoses, that were destroyed while battling the Black Forest Fire  
Fundraising stagnant for RI nightclub fire park
The group has less than $200,000 and needs $1.4 million to build memorial to those who died in The Station fire  
'Burn' documentary donates $115K to Detroit firefighters
The money represents a portion of the proceeds from the film; the money will go toward buying much-needed gear for firefighters  
Denis Leary gives new equipment to Detroit firefighters
The new gear was paid for by proceeds from "Burn," a documentary film about the city's firefighters that Leary executive-produced  
FDNY calendar has its first female firefighter
The 11-year veteran says she was discouraged from trying out at first because of her gender  
Town rallies behind disabled veteran who lost home in fire
Investigators said the blaze started when a vehicle caught fire in the garage  
Pa. fire company turns to 'naughty bingo' for cash
This event is designed to raise money from a larger, more diverse crowd  
FDNY firefighter's widow gets help paying off mortgage
Marie Tolley said that she's grateful for the foundation's support and for the support of the FDNY  
Responders plan ice bucket challenge with family of man behind it
The department is challenging other officers, firefighters, emergency workers and the public to participate  
1st WTC stair climb to benefit wounded veterans
Proceeds from the May 17 climb will support service members who've been catastrophically injured in war and help educate children who've lost a parent  
Group to aid family of firefighter who died on duty
The organization will pay off home mortgage for the family of Joseph Sanford Jr., who died Dec. 23 when a home's floor collapsed  
Scholarship honors firefighter killed in Wash. wildfire
The scholarship will be open to students who are dependents of fallen responders, including firefighters, paramedics and police officers  
Arson fire survivor, 8, to share Christmas cheer in shelters
"We want other children to feel the joy that Safyre feels," said Dolder, sister of David Terry, who died shielding his oldest daughter from the flames  
Firefighters replace WWII vet's stolen American flag, pole
The 91-year-old veteran also served 36 years on the fire department  
SC firefighters raise funds, finance excursion for child abuse victims
The money firefighters raised will go to fuel for the limos, a pizza dinner at St. Andrews Fire Department and snacks for the ride to Charleston  
Colleagues raise funds to bring firefighter-EMT’s body to NJ
David Ley died Thanksgiving day after a diving incident off the coast of Florida  
Fallen firefighter’s sister raises funds for crews in Tenn.
Capt. Bradley Long’s sister said that her brother would be the first one to help battle the vicious wildfires  
FDNY firefighter meets man he saved in dramatic rope rescue
Firefighter Jim Lee snatched the 81-year-old victim out of a burning building, and managed to rappel to the ground just before the rope snapped  
Fla. firefighter needs heart transplant
Dale McNeill went into sudden cardiac arrest in October; he is now heavily sedated in the hospital  
LODD: Wash. firefighter dies in sleep after shift
Charles "Doug" Archer, 49, had responded to a residential fire and an aid call before succumbing in his sleep  
Wife of fallen FDNY chief redirects donation to wounded veterans
After a nonprofit offered to pay off her mortgage, Fiona Fahy requested the funds go toward building homes for veterans instead  
Double lung-transplant firefighter gets $25K gift
Mike Bramhall, 23, found out he needed a double lung transplant in March, and underwent the surgery in August  
Phoenix firefighter remembered as ‘humble yet confident’
Capt. Chris Fitzmaurice was killed Thanksgiving day in an ATV crash  
Firefighting couple battle wildfire that destroyed their Colo. home
The fire captain and his firefighter-paramedic wife worked to save their neighbors’ homes even after their own was burned  
FEMA releases Assistance to Firefighters Grant application dates
The application period will open Oct. 11. See the changes that have been made to this year’s AFG.  
‘Southern Female Firefighters’ release calendar to benefit teen with cancer
Proceeds from the project will fund a Ga. teen battling a rare form of cancer  
Firefighter raises funds in 24-hour 'Footsteps for the Fallen' walk
The 32-year veteran walked 439 miles in 11 days last year to raise funds for children of fallen first responders  
Texas fire depts. to participate in ‘fire truck pull’ challenge
Each team will attempt to pull a 55,000-pound rig as fast as they can to raise money for the Texas Special Olympics  
Pa. fire departments fundraise for injured firefighter
Nick Weaver fell off a roof while battling a fire, breaking his back and suffering multiple injuries  
Firefighter’s widow organizes 5K memorial race
The race will honor fallen firefighter Patrick Wolterman, who died while battling a house fire last year  
SC fire department raising funds for sick former fire chief
The Couchton Fire Department is raising funds for fire chief with flesh-eating disease via GoFundMe  
Calif. fire, police depts. dance to raise funds for girl with cerebral palsy
The $60,000 surgery needed for the toddler is not covered by the family’s insurance  
Ill. healthcare system donates $160K to fire department for community paramedicine program
The new program helps taxpayers and hospitals by giving assistance to the most at-risk patients  
Ky. firefighters rally to help cancer-stricken brother
Firefighter Matt Logsdon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his liver, lungs and bone in a state that doesn't consider cancer job-related  
Cancer-stricken firefighter's absence felt at station
Firefighter Matt Logsdon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his liver, lungs and bone in a state that doesn't consider cancer job-related  
Firefighters aid brother whose house burned
Michigan volunteer firefighters turned to the community to help a firefighter who lost everything in a weekend house fire  
Community pays off cancer-stricken firefighter's mortgage
They raised over $100,000 on GoFundMe to help Kevin Sikkema after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in 2014  
Firefighter, 18, dies waiting for liver transplant
Danielle Kappeler developed an infection while waiting for a donor; her family hopes to raise awareness and get people interested about donating  
Gear, equipment donated after blaze at Ill. firehouse
The fire caused thousands of dollars' worth in damage; the chief said he has received over 100 donation offers  
Firefighter waiting for double lung transplant
Fellow firefighters and community members are raising money for firefighter Mike Bramhall, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at four months old  
Watch: Fire dept.'s viral video sheds light on cost of gear, equipment
The video shows residents attempting to guess how much various pieces of firefighting equipment and gear costs  
Volunteer firefighter loses 'everything' in house fire
The house was fully involved when crews arrived on scene; the family lost all of their belongings and their dog  
Photo: Jr. firefighter goes bald to honor firefighter brother's memory
Zachary Barfield's brother was killed in a car crash last year; he was an avid supporter of a children's cancer research charity  
Female firefighter runs marathon in full gear, breaks world record
Erin Fairhead completed the London Marathon in 4:09; the previous world record was 5:38  
Volunteer fire department using GoFundMe to raise $50K
The West Blocton Volunteer Fire Department is seeking donations to fund equipment upgrades and service expansion  
Coroner: Female firefighter, 24, died by suicide
The forensic investigation into the death of Chelsea Michalesko concluded she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound  
Colleagues help Miss. fire dept. destroyed by tornado
The tornado flattened the station, destroyed equipment and fire trucks  
Firefighters start donation for girl maimed by rock attack
A 9-year-old girl was badly hurt after a man threw a large rock at her family's car; it crashed through the windshield and struck her in the face  
Pa. bill would allow firefighters to fundraise at intersections
Volunteer firefighters were recently cited by the police for interfering with traffic at an intersection during their fundraiser  
Firefighter designs decal to support fallen police officer
Capt. Greg Hopper is asking for a $10 donation for the "I've Got Your Back" decal, which goes to the family of a fallen police officer  
Ill. business raising money for volunteer fire dept.'s
The calendar is free, but has coupons inside and money from those purchases goes into the firefighters' fund  
Wyo. fire station explodes, engines destroyed
A frayed propane line leaked and was ignited by the station's heating system  
Firefighter runs marathon in full gear for kids with cancer
He had a goal to raise $10,000 for the boys; he ended up raising more than $17,000  
Fundraiser brings in $104K for injured Anchorage firefighter
Ben Schultz was injured during a training exercise in June; the money will help pay for medical and travel expenses  
Canadian first responders run half-marathon in uniform for PTSD awareness
Firefighter Jessica LaMer, paramedic Amy Benson and police officer Sylvie Boy wanted to symbolize “what those guys and gals have to carry every day”  
Charity organization holds event to raise money for responders
The Tunnels to Towers organization will use the money to build smart homes for injured service members  
Orlando firefighters no longer allowed to ‘Fill the Boot’
City commissioners passed a panhandling ordinance in July that restricts panhandling from vehicles and on the roadways  
Girl, 11, sells lemonade, bracelets to raise money for firefighters
Khiara Archibald has raised about $1,300 and hopes to buy back-up power generators for the fire departments  
Public safety couple accused of using charity to scam responders' families
Officials said a firefighter and police officer couple allegedly kept around $12,000 after raising money for families of fallen responders   
Mental health fund created for responders impacted by Las Vegas shooting
The Code Green Campaign created a fund to help responders and their families who need help paying for mental health care  
Ohio fire dept. presents over $8K ‘Fill the Boot’ check
The Zanesville Fire Department raised more than $8,000 for MDA by standing outside of Wal-Mart filling boots with money  
Teen to earn Eagle Scout badge by building first responder statues
Tyler Richards is working on a project to have three bronze statutes put up in honor of firefighters, EMS providers and police officers  
Fire chief puts a stop to shirtless firefighter calendar
Omaha Fire Department Chief Dan Olsen said the calendar did not align with the department’s mission statement  
Fire dept. to allow businesses to sponsor fire trucks
Mesa Fire Department hopes to earn around $250,000 from the program that will include two decals on each truck  
Fire dept. raises $15K for family who lost everything
The Hollywood Fire Department helped the Valez family get back on their feet after their apartment was completely destroyed in a fire  
Firefighters rally behind colleague with cancer
More than a dozen of Mike Meehan’s colleagues cut their hair to show support, and the department is selling shirts to raise money for his medical bills  
Firefighter with cerebral palsy surprised with new wheelchair
The new wheelchair will allow Roy Luther to stand up completely  
Firefighter to complete stair climb to raise funds for cancer research
Jeff Brunson’s 8-year-old son is currently in remission after battling leukemia   
Firefighters rally behind brother battling liver cancer
Jimmy Perez, 25, joined the fire service as a volunteer firefighter when he was 18  
Ga. firefighter dies after battle with liver cancer
James "Jimmy" Perez, 25, leaves behind his wife and two children  
Firefighter completes marathon in full gear to honor fallen colleagues
Rudy Marin raised funds for his department’s fallen firefighter memorial   
Va. firefighters shave heads to support colleague’s son with cancer
The department has raised over $45,000 for firefighter Courtland Lambert’s son  
4 firefighters at NY dept. hit with cancer, kidney failure
A benefit will raise money to help cover medical costs not covered by insurance  
Colleagues rally behind Ind. firefighter hurt in crash
Lt. Chris Taylor was riding his motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of him  
Colleagues raise funds for Va. firefighter’s son with cancer
A GoFundMe page has raised over $11,000 for Courtland Lambert’s 3-year-old son  
NC firefighters rally to support brother with bone disease
Over $18,000 has been raised to help firefighter Scott Franks pay for medical expenses  
Mich. fire chief loses home in fire
Chief Matt Bumhoffer was at church with his wife and four children when he received the fire call  
Community rallies to support sick firefighter, wife
When Derek Geppert was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, his wife was diagnosed with cancer  
Community rallies after NY firefighter loses home in fire
Firefighter Dan Marchand, an Air National Guardsman, and his wife are expecting twins in May  
Ill. firefighter, single dad of 7, receives holiday surprise
The family found their garage full of gifts donated by the fire department and family friends  
SC firefighter adopts dog he posed with for calendar
In a recent interview, Rob Tackett said he had an instant connection with the German shepherd puppy  
Tenn. paramedic loses home in fire
A GoFundMe has raised over $9,000 for paramedic Robby Hudson and his family  
Dispatcher answers 911 call from daughter about house fire
The home was a total loss; a GoFundMe page has raised over $9,000 for the family  
Texas firefighter battles brain cancer for 3rd time
A GoFundMe account has raised over $7,000 for Rayse Richardson’s medical costs  
Calif. firefighter to attempt 24-hour treadmill challenge in full gear
Firefighter Jose Zambrano said he hopes his "special kind of crazy" will support his effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  
Veteran W.Va. firefighter-EMT loses home in fire
Heather Miller was baking when her couch caught fire, which quickly spread throughout the house  
Thief steals NJ fire department’s Christmas tree funds
The fire company has been selling trees to raise funds to maintain their firehouse  
Video: SC firefighter gives new puppy to cop who lost dog in fire
After a firefighter and his wife learned a police officer lost his dog, they gifted him and his family a new puppy  
Fla. firefighter-paramedic with rare heart disease dies
Dale McNeill, 44, had been in a medically-induced coma and was placed on the heart transplant waiting list  
NC firefighter gathers toys for twin brother’s fire department
Nearly $4,000 worth in gifts will be donated to firefighters who lost their homes and belongings during Hurricane Matthew  
Firefighters raise money for young cancer survivor
The Hattiesburg Fire Department raised $1,400 for Harlie Williams, 8, who was the recipient of their annual No Shave November fundraiser  
Firefighters shave heads for fundraiser of late firefighter’s son
Mason Anderson, whose firefighter father died of cancer in 2017, started Brave the Shave after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer  
Raffle raises over $60K for fallen firefighter’s daughter
Half of the earnings from the 50/50 raffle at the Boston Bruins game will go to the daughter of firefighter Christopher Roy  
Firefighter who lost hands, feet to flu released from hospital
Will McCue, 19, started feeling ill in January; he was hospitalized with the flu, pneumonia and sepsis  
Firefighter raising money for mass casualty kits for responders
Dustin Talacko wants to raise $25,000 to make emergency response vehicles more prepared for mass casualty incidents   
Pa. fire dept.’s social club proves to be financially successful
More than 2,000 people have paid the $25 membership fee to be part of the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department’s club launched to help fund operations  
Firefighter seriously burned in Calif. blaze released from hospital
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighter Brandon Feller suffered serious injuries to his face when fire burned over his engine  
Boy raises nearly $6K for firefighters through lemonade stand
Gavin Martin went through around 125 gallons of lemonade in an effort to help a fire department after a fatal gas explosion left one firefighter dead and another critically injured  
Fire dept. cancels popular pig roast fundraiser amidst complaints
The Malvern Fire Company canceled their annual fundraiser after threats of protests were made about the animal being cooked and served  
Fire dept. criticized for including AR-15 in auction
Attendees of the Cameron Park Fire Department annual Crab Feed said including the gun just days after a fatal school shooting was “extremely wrong”   
NY firefighter recovering after falling from apartment roof
Gansevoort Fire Department firefighter Connor Mack fell about 18 feet from a snow-covered roof while battling a blaze  
Firefighters raise money for animal oxygen masks with pet calendar
The Chattanooga Fire Department hopes to equip each fire truck with pet resuscitation devices with the money raised from the calendars  
Firefighter, 19, loses hands, feet to flu complications
Will McCue dreamed of joining the FDNY one day before he was hospitalized in January with the flu, which turned into pneumonia and sepsis  
Breweries create beer to raise money for fallen firefighter’s daughter
“Worcester’s Bravest” was created by Wormtown Brewery and Wachusett Brewing Company to raise money for Christopher Roy’s daughter Ava  
EMT students receive scholarship in honor of late fire chief
The Red Knights Motorcycle Club handed out two scholarships in honor of former Weathersfield Township Fire Department Chief Randy Pugh, who died last year  
First responders raising money through dance performances
The Greater Cincinnati Firefighters have performed for spring breakers at Fort Myers Beach for the past 30 years   
Mich. fire Lt. donates liver to colleague
Comstock Township Fire and Rescue Lt. Doug McLiechey and Capt. Dale Beauchamp are both recovering after an “uneventful” surgery  
Pa. fire dept. fundraising to repair deteriorating station
The Delaware Water Gap Chemical & Hose Co. #1 firefighters are often left without power, which delays response because they have to manually open the bay doors  
Injured Colo. firefighter’s colleagues start GoFundMe
A fundraising page for an injured firefighter turns into a community effort  
Congressman helps firefighter-paramedic return home from Mexican hospital
Fire Lt. Jason Oliver has been unable to leave a hospital in Cancun after being transported by ambulance while on vacation with his wife  
Firehouse Subs raising money after fire destroys firefighter's home
They will donate 20 percent of their total sales for the day to firefighter Hahn and his family  
Photo: Boy, 7, recognized for donations to fire department
For the third year in a row, Michael has asked family and friends to make donations to the department in lieu of gifts for his birthday  
Firefighters raising money for brother battling rare cancer
Thomas Filo IV, 27, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of neuro-endocrine cancer; it has a 15 percent five-year survival rate  
Video: Firefighters make Super Bowl chip commercial, again
If they win the $1 million prize money, firefighters plan to use it for much-needed firefighting gear  
Girl, 10, throws surprise pizza party for LAFD firefighters
She surprised firefighters with a pizza party to thank them for their support during her struggle with a congenital heart condition  
Firefighters raise money to help fire chief with mudslide workload
The money raised would allow him to devote himself temporarily to the fire chief post, while taking a leave of absence from his ranch job  
Investigation: Where donations to firefighters really go
In many cases, only 10 percent of all the money raised goes to help actual officers and firefighters hurt in the line of duty  
R.I. firefighter union asks court to halt department liquidation
The Central Coventry Fire District is set to close May 16 at 11:59 p.m.  
Mich. fire department delivers rig to department hit by West tragedy
Firefighters sold nearly 1,500 T-shirts to people in 14 states and overseas in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan to raise money for their trip  
Md. fire department criticized for timing of gun raffle
Some said the gun giveaway was too soon after the Navy Yard shooting  
Video: Fla. firefighters pull fire truck to break world record
The firefighters were raising money for Annabelle Starr, an 8-year-old diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia  
Money held up for NY firefighters' families affected by Christmas Eve tragedy
Tax codes prevent a not-for-profit group from giving donations to an individual or family without steep penalties   
West gets new equipment, trucks from donations
The West, Texas Disaster Relief Fund was presented a $48,469 check for bunker gear  
Ind. firefighter needs kidney to stay on the job, brothers raise money
His fellow firefighters held a benefit ride for Booker and raised $12,000 to help pay for his medical expenses  
Mich. fire department donating fire truck to department hit by tragedy
Firefighters are selling commemorative shirts to raise gas money to drive the truck the estimate 1,200 miles  
Company donates fans to N.J. fire department
After Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of its equipment Moonachie Fire Department is getting a helping hand  
Fla. firefighter wins top mustache award
Winning firefighter recently founded local mustache group to promote firefighter fatality awareness and funds   
Baskin-Robbins ditches firefighting donations
No 31-cent scoop this April will impact volunteer fire departments  
Firefighter calendar girls compete for votes in New Zealand
For every $10 calendar sold, $1 is given to The Child Cancer Foundation  
Minn. firefighter could win $10K in contest
A near-death experience inspired Firefighter LaFerriere to talk to and encourage burn victims, and send several injured children to a burn camp  
Firefighters bike across country in honor of 9/11
"Fire Ride: Tribute 2011" is scheduled to begin in San Francisco on July 18 and end 60 days later in New York City on the morning of Sept. 11.  
Globe's Crawl & Climb benefits Burn Foundation
Gear manufacturer demonstrates harness for charity  
Sponsor a Firefighter
Firefighter documentary goes inside Detroit's fires
Award-winning filmmakers to follow Detroit firefighters as they perform 'thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead'  
Boy, 5, with leukemia gets to be honorary firefighter
Rex Darmanin-Rees helped put out real fire, rode in skylift, delivered orders to firefighters, was flown by helicopter  
Video: Firefighters' flash mob for terminally ill boy
Played "Never Gonna Give You Up" and danced in sync  
Near-miss program gets brief reprieve
IAFC finds short-term funding solution, but warns site may experience problems  
Near-Miss Reporting System funded into 2013
The IAFC board approved a plan that will reduce services, but keep the database alive until September 2013  
Fire dept. buys new fire truck after 10 years of fundraising
Firefighters held fundraisers and benefits every year to raise enough money   
Bank donates $2.3M to help firefighters, cops rebuild after Sandy
More than 2,000 first responders will receive assistance  
Fundraising: Work Smarter, Not Harder
How to land more funding
Mimicking the actions of large, successful fundraisers, starting with a fundraising plan, will provide a great deal more money to keep your department running  
'Gangnam Style': Gaudy or chic?
It's certainly not your father's way of raising fire-safety awareness, but does such parody video work and does it cross the line of good taste?  
Vacationing firefighters, stranger things may happen
As hard to believe as this concept is, one wonders what will come next with no end in sight to city financial woes   
Fire apparatus funding: Beyond AFG
With AFG funds shrinking, fire departments must look to alternative funding sources for apparatus purchases  
How to find private donors for fire dept. needs
In this economy, public and private partnerships must be explored and used  
Baskin-Robbins doesn't deserve fire service cold shoulder
Focusing on the positives will help attract new, or old, benefactor  
Department Funding: Make Your Voice Heard
Avoid fallen firefighter charity scams
As heartless as it is, there are those who prey on the willingness of firefighters to help the families of fallen firefighters  
Broken system fails broken firefighters
A firefighter injured in the line of duty should not have to rely on the charity of others to pay medical expenses  
Think pink
Efforts such as pink duty shirts not only draw awareness to breast cancer, they also raise funds  
Community pays back volunteers who saved the town
After a major fire, the people of Prophetstown stepped up to thank, help and restock their fire department  
Firefighters' generosity is never out of season
Easing families' burdens during the holiday season is just one example of how firefighters aid their communities  
Say 'I do' to using fire trucks for things other than fires
Renting out fire trucks and crews may be one way to generate revenue and silence critics  
How do you give back to the firefighting community?
For those of us who make a living from the fire service, giving back time, money or energy to firefighters is a moral obligation and profoundly rewarding  
4 critical AFG 2013 changes you need to know
The 2013 program includes requirement changes, additional matches, micro grants, and updates to equipment ages  
Ads on fire trucks reflect sad reality
Fire departments need to do what it takes to equip themselves, but trouble lies down the road  
Cold water challenge shows fun side of fundraising
As fun as the videos are, the surprise fundraising success will assist survivors of fallen firefighters  
Can crowd funding save the fire service?
One small fire department's financial woes show a much larger problem, here's one possible solution  
It takes a village to raise a fire department
A recent humanitarian-aid trip to build a fire department from scratch shows what a community can accomplish  
How to build a fire department from scratch
Starting a fire department from scratch is great when money is no object; when resources are scarce, you improvise  
IFRM establishes fire service communication
For a new fire department, even basic radio communications are a challenge to overcome  
Firefighter charity sees several firsts on aid trip
Working with a corporate sponsor, to managing a larger team to, live-fire demonstrations, IFRM broke new ground   
Conversation with Bahamas newest fire chief
With no firefighting experience, Julian McKenzie was tapped by his community to lead a start-up fire department  
3 lessons from the drone and the doughnut
Good-spirited jesting that is leadership sanctioned, inclusive and based on mutual admiration can be funny and benefit the community   
3 steps to get your agency grant ready
To respond quickly and effectively to EMS and fire grant opportunities requires a constant level of grant readiness  
Tip of the fire helmet: Kip Cosgrove
His support of the Canadian fire service has improved fire departments and firefighting in immeasurable ways  
Coping with Change: Who Moved My Cheese?
Cruisin for Solutions Recap
Fundraising Basics
Exploring Volunteer Funding Options
Deep Fried Fundraising
Volunteer Fire Department Marketing Part 1
Iowa firefighters shave heads to raise cancer funds
Firefighters' hair-dos judged to help local woman fighting breast cancer  
Minn. fire department snowmobiles to buy new equipment
Wanamingo's fire department organized 150 vintage snowmobiles to present for a fundraiser  
Official 2012 FDNY Calendar of Heroes unveiled
The calendar is the only official FDNY Calendar and the first by the Department since 2008  
Responders plan concert for Ind. tornado victims
All proceeds to go to rebuilding businesses and homes   
Video: Volunteer fire station burns, donations needed
Brindlee Mountain is donating apparatus to help the department get back on its feet  
Former firefighter arrested for using boot for donations cannot sue
A police officer arrested Firefighter John Tebbens for impersonating a firefighter   
Conn. fire dept. donates fire truck to Ecuador
The 1980 engine will be loaded with firefighting and EMS equipment  
Mich. firefighters strike a pose to fight cancer
Pin-up calendar features 47-year dept. veteran, amongst others  
Firehouse Subs donates rescue tools to Joplin Fire Dept
Sandwich chain donated $19,000 of Res-Q-Jacks, Paratech systems purchased with customer donations and fundraising auction  
Firefighters fight to keep Calif. station open
Closure leaves area vulnerable without nearby fire protection; response times could double or triple  
Wis. restaurant donates proceeds to 2 fire departments
The one-day benefit raised $7,000 for Fire and EMS departments  
Firefighters raising money for cancer-stricken brother
When medical insurance wouldn't cover the cost of a surgery for stomach cancer, fellow firefighter stepped up  
Firefighter runs triathlon to raise money for fire departments
The firefighter will run the entire 26.2 miles in full turnout gear with SCBA  
Scout trying to build memorial to fallen firefighters
The boy's father is a volunteer firefighter who donates time to the NFFF  
Website issues call to help volunteer fire department
After the department was devastated by Sandy, the site is trying to raise money to get it back on its feet  
Devon donates high-rise firefighting equipment to Oklahoma City
The equipment will be used in the energy company's 50-story building  
Vol. fire dept. donates ambulance, collects goods for Sandy victims
The department worked with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund to coordinante the donations  
Santa trades sleigh for fire truck to help fire victims
The party featured face painting, games, pizza, presents and the arrival of Santa on a fire truck  
Va. volunteer fire dept. needs to raise $1M for new station
County government is contributing $30,000 for the $1.4 million station to replace the one built in 1963  
NY ambulance corps seeks grant, struggles to say afloat
After 26 years, the founder is using money from a reverse mortgage and his NYFD pension to fund the volunteer agency, and hopes to raise $125K to receive a reimbursement grant   
Firefighter-EMT couple watch own home burn
They both happened to be at the fire hall when the blaze was reported; the community is collecting donations to help them recover  
Firefighters host benefit hockey game for EMT with brain tumor
The money will help Maria Pothast, an EMT with an inoperable brain tumor, to help offset costs while out of work  
Boston council discusses improving firefighter safety
Fire officials are calling for better protective equipment to ward off firefighters' risks of developing cancer  
Video: Injured Ga. firefighters speak out after aerial failure
All three have been sidelined from their primary jobs as firefighters and the second jobs that help them make ends meet  
NY firefighter fights and beats Stage 3 colon cancer
Colleagues gave him nonperishable's to help feed his family of five and also threw a benefit in his honor to raise money  
Mich. firefighter loses house in New Year's Day fire
"I don't really know what the next step is, they don't really train you on what happens after your house burns down," firefighter Thomas Stewart II said  
Mich. firefighter loses house in fire, then job
Tom Stuart II lost his job as a firefighter for insubordination; he said it had to do with his efforts to drum up support for his family  
Boy, 9, raises $1K for firefighters' boot fundraiser
His dad's company sponsored a petting zoo, which he used to raise funds for the volunteer fire department  
Fire chief helmet worn by Nats' slugger to raise money for burn foundation
The image of Harper wearing a fire helmet will go on a T-shirt with the proceeds benefiting the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation  
Conn. fire dept. sells shirts for fallen firefighter's family
All proceeds from the sales will go the family members of Kevin Bell, who was killed while battling a 2-alarm fire  
Iowa fire chief on hunger strike loses 28 pounds
Fire Chief Kirk Kelley says he is on a hunger strike until nearly $500,000 is raised to fund a new firehouse for his department  
Texas fallen firefighter memorial runs out of room
The organization needs to raise $150,000 to build an expansion for more names  
Man runs 3,600 miles to raise money for firefighters
He wants to raise money for safety equipment, helping those who lost spouses in the line of duty and burn victim research  
Volunteer firefighter shortage plagues Idaho towns
The state needs 3,000 to 4,000 more people to fully staff volunteer fire departments  
Okla. firefighter loses job after colleagues receive pay increases
"It's still hard, you know, knowing that today is my last shift as of right now," said rookie firefighter Josh Morgan  
Mark Cuban gives $10K to struggling fire department
"When I saw that check …I fell out of my chair. I was excited. I really was," Fire Chief Allen Cousins said   
Sole survivor of Ariz. Hotshot crew still healing
Brendan McDonough is working to raise funds and awareness about wildland firefighters who deal with PTSD  
Mom on mission to buy boots for Detroit firefighters
Sheila Crowell has been raising money to buy 28 pairs of boots for the firefighters  
Ill. raises fire department borrowing limit
The program now let's departments borrow $350,000 and don't charge interest; that's $100,000 more than previously  
Iowa fire chief on hunger strike for new firehouse
Fire Chief Kirk Kelley says he is on a hunger strike until nearly $500,000 is raised to fund a new firehouse for his department  
Car explosion catches firefighter's house on fire
The firefighter was working on his car when it sparked and caught fire, causing his home to also go up in flames  
Fire department fundraising T-shirt called insensitive
The shirt was designed by firefighters to raise funds for a memorial; it's now being criticized as insensitive   
Video: Firefighter goes bald for daughter with cancer
"If this is all we've got to do, she's got a long road ahead so we can do this. It ain't hard," firefighter Bobby Penning said  
Md. fire department to lose 12 firefighters as grant runs out
"We will look high and low, near and far, to try to keep these guys as long as we can," Mayor Jim Ireton said  
Community rallies for firefighter that needs heart transplant
In 2003, Michael Cabrera Jr. was diagnosed with congestive heart failure; firefighters are setting up fundraisers to offset costs that are accruing for his family   
Ads on fire trucks mulled over in Nev.
"If we do this advertising in a tasteful manner, it's with entities and businesses that fit our mission," Fire Chief Scott Huntley said  
Fla. fire department gets grant for rescue equipment
Fire Chief Joe Jenkins said most of the money is going toward new extrication tools that will reduce the amount of time it takes firefighters to rescue crash victims trapped in cars  
Texas firefighter involved in head-on collision
The firefighter was flown by careflight to a hospital and rushed into emergency surgery; he was later released and is recovering from his injuries  
Online fundraising for burial expenses for young firefighter found dead
So far half of the $5,000 goal has been raised via the online donation site  
Auction of classic car to fund memorial for Ariz. firefighters
The Model T, which is painted fire-engine red, will contribute toward a memorial paying tribute to the Yarnell Hill Hotshot firefighters  
Retired volunteer fire chief loses home to fire
Fellow firefighters and his wife are working to raise money to honor and support the 70-year-old retired chief, who is now in hospice care  
Pa. firefighter wins makeover for 100-year-old volunteer station
Volunteer firefighter Greg Kretz was the winning entry in California Casualty’s "Firehouse Makeover Contest;" they will get a $10,000 overhaul  
Firefighters give their 'Movember' cash to medic with cancer
When they discovered Amanda Nederveen has no income while she's off work getting chemotherapy, they came together to raise funds for her  
Texas firefighter critically injured in motorcycle crash
Fellow firefighters and the community are rallying to support the firefighter-paramedic  
Ariz. fire trucks are 'basically rolling billboards'
Putting ads on the sides of their engines is expected to raise $95K over the next year  
N.J. fire department hosts blood drive for injured detectives
Officers were injured during a battle with a domestic violence suspect on Aug. 15  
Coyotes' hockey coach arranges benefit for Ariz. Hotshots
The scrimmage will benefit the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill fire on June 30  
Community holds fundraiser to buy equipment for volunteer department
Hundreds of people turned out to raise money for the department's that helped put out a devastating downtown fire in the summer  
Community holds fundraiser for firefighter-medic with painful condition
Joe Coons has been diagnosed with Parsonage Turner Syndrome and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, debilitating conditions that have left him unable to work and with mind-numbing pain  
Ohio fire department destroyed by tornado to receive big donation
The department is still without a permanent facility to operate out of, more than three months after a tornado hit  
Family of fallen Houston firefighter sets up memorial fund
The family of Houston firefighter Anne Sullivan is remembering her by raising money to support other women who want to be firefighters  
Firefighter raises money for cancer-stricken fill-in mom
He began making t-shirts and selling them to raise money for her mounting medical bills  
N.C. firefighters raising money for cancer-stricken brother
J Phillips, an Asheboro firefighter, was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer; it's one of the rarest forms of cancer and less than one percent of Americans have this disease  
Ill. community donates money to build firefighter monument
The stone will bear the fire department’s Maltese cross emblem, the year of its establishment and year of dedication as well as the phrase “for those who served”  
Pa. firefighters raising money for cancer-stricken brother
Steve Cheezum has been unable to work since he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma  
Police, firefighters host fundraiser for families of fallen heroes
Officer Daryl Raetz and firefighter Brad Harper both were killed in the line of duty in separate incidents on May 19  
Houston soccer team, fans raise $20K for families of fallen firefighters
The team also wore a special black HFD patch during the game and held a moving pregame ceremony honoring the fallen firefighters  
Country star raises $476K for families of Ariz. firefighters
Brendan McDonough, the sole survivor of the Hotshot crew, joined Bentley on stage when he presented the check  
Two volunteer fire depts. burglarized
With much of the equipment stolen, authorities are trying to find enough gear to allow them to fight fire  
Racing mogul donates $8M for 23 Detroit EMS, 100 police vehicles
The ambulances should be on the street within 160 days  
Mich. firefighters have rough living conditions, but not complaining
They operate out of a warehouse, sleep in makeshift shacks and eat in portable trailers  
Willie Nelson raises $125K for West volunteer firefighters
The money will go for new equipment, such as pagers, beepers and radios  
Volunteer fire department donates final ambulance
The Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department made its final donation, marking the dissolution of the organization after 77 years  
Firefighters help double amputee get new bike after theft
Fort Lauderdale firefighters who heard Picard's story donated more than $3,000 for his ride  
Mass. department rallies around firefighters' families after crash
The firefighters planned two comedy nights in March and all the proceeds went to the families of those affected  
Thieves ransack volunteer fire department
Every fire engine and rescue vehicle was stripped of radiators, brass fittings, batteries, pumps, even ladders  
10-year-old with ALS secures $200K donation for fire department
The boy was appalled when he saw how those who saved his life had to sleep  
Pa. fire department adds aerial ladder to its fleet
The vehicle cost $636,000, which was paid for with money raised through the company’s fund drive  
Group collects money, doesn't help Houston fallen firefighters' families
Despite donations for that cause, they haven't paid any benefits to the families of the fallen, and because of their rules, they likely never will  
Fire dept. hosts bone marrow drive for sick firefighter
Firefighter Ben Miller, 31, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in July 2015  
Firefighter battling ALS challenges Jimmy Fallon
Amanda Bernier was diagnosed with ALS last year, just two weeks after she found out she was pregnant; she's hoping Jimmy Fallon can help find a cure  
Boy, 6, donates savings to support fallen firefighters
When the boy heard about the Wash. firefighters who died recently, he wrote a letter and put together a memory box for the firefighters and their families  
Ill. firefighters rally around wounded warrior
Firefighters are raising money to buy a $50,000 truck to help Cameron Crouch, who lost both of his legs from injuries sustained during his tour  
Wis. fire dept. holds fundraiser for new helmets
They sold out of their 300 meals at their annual Pork Chop and Chicken Dinner fundraiser; the chief said they'll have enough to buy the helmets after raising $6,000  
Firefighters pay it forward after waitress pays their tab
The waitress thanked them for their efforts while battling a warehouse fire; firefighters now want to help her raise money for a wheelchair accessible van for her father  
Ga. fire chief struck by car during boot drive
Fire Chief Joe Roy, 46, suffered a severe laceration to his right arm, a broken left shoulder blade, a severe gash in the back of his head and a minor tear in his spleen  
Video: Firefighters meet paralyzed father after waitress pays tab
The GoFundMe page was originally hoping to raise $17,000; it has collected more than $60,000 after help from the firefighters   
Fire station BBQ grill grates stolen
The $1,800 grates are used several times per year for department fundraisers  
Town wants fire department fundraiser money
Town attorney advised the council that money the fire department raises is theirs; the department plans to give the town the money for a new brush truck  
Firefighter father, son bike US for new rig
The two set out two months ago to raise pledges to buy a $150,000 fire truck for their department  
Vintage car for fire chief's ALS fundraiser stolen
The grand prize was a refurbished bright blue 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass; the committee bought it for about $15,000 and hoped to sell 600 tickets  
Fire dept. starts fundraising campaign after defunding threats
Fire officials accused the city of wanting to close down the department so it could be replaced by full-time firefighters  
Fire dept. haunted house cited for 36 safety violations
Officials said there was nothing about the facility that was code complaint or safe; the haunted house proceeds make up half of the department’s yearly income  
Fallen Boston firefighters honored at rehab truck unveiling
The rig was purchased through funds raised by fallen firefighter Michael Kennedy's mother; she said she needed a project to focus her energy on after her son died  
Fire dept. raising funds for firefighter's wife battling cancer
Some firefighters are also picking up some shifts for their brother and scheduling weeks worth of meals for his family  
Fire dept. honors 4-year-old for his charitable effort
Cody Bassey opened a cookie stand to help raise funds for the department to thank the responders who helped his mom  
Fire dept. receives over $10K since firehouse fire
Elementary school students rallied together to raise over $2,000; one student donated $100 he had in savings  
Firefighters rally to help brother's wife with cancer
Capt. John Bassett's wife was diagnosed with leukemia; fire departments are hosting a motorcycle ride to raise money  
Firefighter moved to hospice after heart attack
Lt. David Knapke's heart stopped for 20 minutes right after he and other firefighters finished putting out a house fire  
'Taylor Swift' alias donates $15K to firefighter's family
Taylor Swift, or someone claiming to be her, offered a charitable donation to a firefighter who responded to a crash involving his wife and son  
Burned fire capt.'s wife speaks out about his progress
His wife said they wouldn't be able to make it through without the generous donations, fundraisers and support of their community  
Firefighter to run marathon in full gear for ALS awareness
Firefighter David Kaszar is hoping to raise $20,000 for his dad that was diagnosed with ALS two years ago   
SC firefighter's house destroyed by fire
The South Carolina State Firefighters' Association has set up a fund to help firefighter Chad Nalley, who lost everything in the fire  
Woman tries to rob firefighter during fundraiser
A firefighter was holding a boot and collecting donations when the woman tried to rip it away from him  
Ohio fire dept. damages estimated at $1.5M
The fire destroyed engines, tankers and all kind of firefighting gear  
Man arrested for stealing firefighter's truck, gear
He was identified after photos of him were aired; he faces charges of vehicle and ID theft, burglary and fraud  
City stops roadside fundraising after firefighter hit by car
It's a decision that ends a 30-year tradition and could mean a significant cut in donations  
Volunteer fire dept. wins contest to write new law
The Calif. bill would exempt volunteer fire department from sales tax on fundraising; it would add thousands of dollars to department budgets  
Foundation honoring fallen Boston FF raises $500K
Kathy Crosby-Bell, mother of firefighter Michael Kennedy, announced the creation of a charity in her son's honor last year  
Injured firefighter scam in Calif.
Two people who received solicitation phone calls were on the fire department; one was the chief  
Firefighter fighting for pension after ALS diagnosis
Derek Hogg is a few months shy of being able to qualify for a disability pension that would help his wife and two young children  
Video: Marine veteran treks country for fallen firefighters
His hope is to raise $25,000 for the Fallen Firefighters Foundation  
Iowa city fires almost all volunteer firefighters
Fire Chief Eric Wendt said he was the only member of the 12-person department who was not suspended  
Maine firefighter battles fire at own apartment
Dean Gilliam grabbed two fire extinguishers from his car and tried to fight the fire himself  
Restaurants help raise money for fallen Ohio firefighter
For every pint of Old Firehouse poured, they donated $3 to Patrick Wolterman's family  
Calif. firefighter badly burned to have skin grown for grafts
Online fundraisers boast $100,000 for firefighter Capt. Pete Dern who suffered burns to 70 percent of his body  
Firefighting students use crowdfunding to help buy fire truck
The students' online efforts are among the thousands of crowdfunding campaigns being used for high school-related help  
Firefighters raise money for cancer-stricken brother
Firefighter Matt Logsdon was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer; his fellow firefighters are selling T-shirts to raise money for him  
3 tips to stand out in the sea of online applications
Grant writers can use these tips to make sure their applications are read and fully understood  
Fire chief: My fight with cancer
The journey of acceptance, recovery and paying it forward is retold so that others can live cancer-free lives  
3 best practices for new truck budgets
Keep the budgeting and justification talks separate and never reveal your budget to the sellers  
Terminally ill woman donating savings to volunteer fire departments
She has paid for needed equipment and protective gear and hopes her actions will lead others to help struggling volunteer departments  
Questions raised over Fla. volunteer fire dept. fundraiser letter
A letter soliciting donations was sent by a department that is no longer contracted to provide fire protection  
Funds set up to benefit children of firefighter, medic killed in murder-suicide
Medic Kelly Emerick was shot by her longtime firefighter boyfriend and left behind an 11-year-old daughter; Firefighter Randy Roudebush left behind two sons  
Volunteer fire department cancels beer pong tournament
The tournament angered some residents and members of a community watch group  
Volunteer fire district strikes gold with used pumper find
Long-time supporter's large donation helped equip the rig  
Spotlight: Ky. volunteer fire departments 'center of community'
One department is 100 percent funded by dedicated tax revenue, others struggle to make ends meet  
Community holds fundraiser for injured Ga. firefighter
The firefighter was hit by a motorist while working a vehicle crash and suffered head injuries  
Ohio fire department adds EMS through donations
The Fire Department is all volunteers and establishing EMS service was done from donations and through fundraisers  
Ads on Md. fire trucks spark city concerns
The department is looking for extra income, but city officials say the trucks are not an appropriate spot for advertisements  
Colo. official testifies in DC about wildfire budgets
The El Paso County Commissioner said the "shortsighted" budgets have a major impact on wildfire mitigation  
Detroit fire truck theft sparks T-shirt fundraising campaign
The theft of two saws sparked a national firefighters' group to raise money for equipment and supplies for the department  
Donor makes sure Texas department gets new fire truck
The anonymous donor has already handed over hundreds of thousands of dollars for the truck  
Festival donates money, supplies to vandalized fire department
Members of a local cycling festival donated the money to the department after their fire truck was stolen and set on fire last month  
Calif. fire district could soon run out of cash
Budget projections show the department running out of money by fiscal year 2016-17  
Volunteer fire department raising money for fallen member's headstone
Cory Haley, 24, was struck by two vehicles while jogging, and the fire department is helping his family buy a headstone "so that nobody would forget how good of a person he was"  
Calif. firefighters treat low-income children to shopping spree
The fire foundation raised enough money to give 100 children $130 in spending money  
Boot fundraising in Calif. deemed not panhandling
The new law allows firefighters to "engage in a solicitation for charitable purposes that involves persons standing in a public roadway soliciting contributions from passing motorists" under certain conditions  
Overtime costs force department to postpone apparatus purchase
Firefighters have experienced medical problems that kept them off work this year, resulting in higher-than-normal overtime costs to cover for them  
Pa. volunteer fire department struggles to raise money in community
The department receives 25 percent of its funding from taxes, yet residents are slow to donate money needed to keep the department running  
Landslides bury Pa. fire department in debt
Standard insurance coverage won't pay for the work, which could jeopardize budgets for firefighter safety gear  
County donates truck to volunteer fire department
"A lot of people don't realize if they help out, the piece of equipment they give us might save somebody's life," Chief Jimmy Ellis said  
Fire fatality shows need for trucks at Texas fire department
The volunteer department is down to a brush truck and following a fatal blaze, residents want to help the department increase its fleet  
Minn. fire department seeking free land for fire station
The vacant 4-acre site once was part of the prison farm; city officials asked the state to declare the land surplus  
Firefighter biking cross-country for Make-A-Wish Foundation
His goal is to complete the 6,000-mile trip to Miami by mid-August and raise $100,000 along the way  
Pa. fire department holds rattlesnake hunt fundraiser
Snake hunter: It's like a church bazaar or firefighter's picnic with a twist  
Community steps in to aid cash-strapped firefighters
The community donated $25,000 and the VFW kicked in $1,000 toward construction of an auxiliary garage for emergency medical vehicles  
Md. volunteer firefighters subjects of documentary
The firefighters are part of an online documentary series that celebrates the ethics of volunteer firefighters and EMTs  
Pa. fire department lands $48K grant
The money will be used for operations and safety training  
Pa. fire department asks residents to adopt hydrant
The department is seeking enough $15 donations to put high-visibility flags on all 300 hydrants  
Volunteer fire department under investigation shuts down
Investigators charge that the department had been fundraising but had not provided fire services since 2008  
Frefighters rally behind boy, 4, with muscular dystrophy
They gave Justin Bolduc hats and T-shirts along with a ride in a fire truck  
Texas FD wins GMA's 5-Alarm Firefighter's Challenge
The $10,000 prize money will be donated to the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force  
Firefighter hurt in ATV crash transferred to spinal injury hospital
The family raised more than $83,000, enough to have Alan Brady transferred to a specialized hospital; he was injured in an ATV crash May 17  
Calif. fire district uses crowdfunding for new ambulance
Officials hope the campaign launched on this week will raise $50,000 toward the cost of a new ambulance  
Mother, daughter accused of stealing $700K from volunteer fire dept.
The mother, 83, and daughter 52, were treasurer and president, respectively, when the money went missing  
Mother, daughter deny taking fire company funds
Defense-hired accountant says the auditor was wrong and there's no evidence of missing money  
Verdict: Mother, daughter not guilt of stealing from fire department
They were accused of stealing $700,00 from fire department fundraising, they were found guilty of one count of violating the chartable law  
Nonprofit gives free vacations to firefighters, families after LODDs
Hero Fund America founder said he wanted to recognize those who ran into smoke and bombs after Boston Marathon bombings  
Firefighter to run marathon in full gear for kids with cancer
Christopher Martinez aims to raise $10,000, which he will donate entirely to the two boys and their families; he's almost halfway to that goal  
Pa. firefighter responds to own house fire
The firefighter's wife, children and dog got out of the house safely; most of the damage occurred on the exterior of the house  
Construction of new Mass. fire station 'long overdue'
The $6.6 million project for the building will be the new home of the fire department in over 100 years  
Firefighters give gift cards to those displaced in 3-alarm Thanksgiving fire
The program to help emergency victims is funded by the nonprofit California Fire Foundation  
Texas firefighters help family who lost restaurant business to fire
Volunteer firefighters couldn't save the family restaurant, but surprised them with food and gift donations  
Pa. firefighters build new bathroom for injured retiree
A knee injury prevented him from climbing the stairs to his home's only bathroom, so firefighters built him one on the main floor  
Conn. firefighters renovating their 1890s fire station
Capt. Maggio: "We found a ton of artifacts in the attic ... we plan to bring them back and decorate the building with them."  
Pa. volunteer firefighters face crisis in staffing, funding
The department's number of volunteers has dropped 22 percent while its emergency calls have increased 12 percent  
Community rallies around firefighter who lost home in fire
Since the Dec. 18 fire, more than $50,000 has been raised for the 62-year-old firefighter-medic  
Kids raise 44,020 dimes for badly burned fire captain
Capt. Pete Dern's family said the gesture made his face light up  
Video: Fundraiser benefits firefighter's son battling rare cancer
The hockey game helped raise funds for Morgan Nolen, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ganglion Neuroblastoma earlier this year  
Therapists help badly burned fire capt. stand
Capt. Pete Dern was burned over 70 percent of his body on March 29 when he fell through a garage roof while fighting a house fire  
Fire chief's widow to finish his veterans' memorial project
Failing to find grant funding, she's looking to raise $5,000 to finish restoring the memorial her husband began before dying from cancer  
Donations still being made for fallen KC firefighters
Organizers of several charitable drives conducted on behalf of the families of Larry Leggio and John Mesh recently have been bringing in checks  
Arson survivor receives thousands of Christmas cards, donations
As word of the card campaign went viral, money started pouring into the "Help Fatal Arson Survivor Safyre Terry and Family," which has over $300,000 donated so far  
Colleagues, friends replace broken bagpipes for firefighter
Within 14 hours, a GoFundMe campaign raised enough to purchase a new set of bagpipes; in four days it had reached nearly $3,000  
Support pours in for Ind. firefighter injured in car crash
"Beth has always been the first to jump in line to take care of any friends, family and complete strangers."— Evansville firefighter and fund administrator Gary Barr  
City drops fire department insurance, private donor steps up
In a spat over documentation, the city stopped paying the volunteer fire department's insurance; a private company donated $11,200 to keep the department running  
Fire department ordered to remove haunted house signs
PennDOT told the department to remove their signs advertising the haunted house because they could pose a safety risk on state roads  
Fire chiefs explain fire truck sticker shock to leaders
With fire truck prices increasing about 5 percent per year, small towns that haven't bought a rig for more than 10 years are wrestling with the cost  
Minn. firefighters raise money for fallen brother's family
Retired and active firefighters donated their time to cook 55 gallons of Booya to raise money for Shane Clifton's family; Clifton, 38, died of heart attack this summer  
Calif. business building homes for critically hurt firefighters
Building for America's Bravest program builds high-tech smart homes for catastrophically injured fire service members  
Firefighters rally to help family of young firefighter who died
Tommie Joe Brooks II served on three fire departments and was set to become chief of one when he died unexpectedly  
Pa. fire department flips home to raise money
Volunteer firefighters have done most of the renovation work to the foreclosed house, which is now listed at $159,900  
Family donates money for fire station upgrades
The local businessman is paying for and handling the arrangements to expand the fire station to accommodate a new fire truck  
Colleagues set up fundraiser after firefighter's home burns
His wife and two kids escaped unharmed; three firefighters were injured while battling the blaze  
Thousands honor 9/11 firefighters in charity run
The annual Stephen Siller 5K Run and Walk honors the off-duty firefighter who raced in full gear toward Ground Zero during the 9/11 terrorist attack  
Pa. firefighters cited during boot fundraiser
The annual fundraiser seeks to take advantage of an increase in traffic during a city fair; volunteer firefighters were asked to leave the area last year  
Man threatens firefighter with handgun during fundraising
Volunteer firefighters were going door to door to ask for donations when answered brandishing a gun and demanding the firefighter leave; the man was arrested  
NY department awarded $848K in federal aid to hire more firefighters
The FEMA grant will fund the salaries of four new firefighters over a two-year period  
Calif. community struggling with wildfire donates goods to evacuees, first responders
Food, bottled water and other supplies have been given to those fighting the Bluecut fires  
Conn. fire department receives LUCAS machine
The new tool allows paramedics to administer lifesaving treatments while CPR continues  
Pa. volunteer fire company receives new engine
After their last engine was T-boned, the volunteer department raised enough funds to replace the 20-year-old vehicle  
Mass. town accepts $1.2 million grant to hire eight additional firefighters
Town representative believes the new personnel will result in a "better community"  
Texas fire truck pull raises funds for Olympics
Ten teams of 10 competitors each vied to see which could pull the 55,000-pound fire truck 75 feet across the finish line the fastest  
Benefit held for Minn. firefighter with cancer
Brian Staska, a part-time firefighter, said he was overwhelmed by the show of support during a fundraiser this weekend  
Girls raise money to help Mass. firefighters stay fit
The sisters, ages 11 and 8, spent much of the spring and summer selling lemonade; proceeds go toward a treadmill for the firefighters' gym  
Ill. fire dept. awarded $500K to replace 21-year-old engine
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will pay for a new 2017 fire engine  
Wis. fire department's call volume swells as staffing stays same
Fire chief seeks federal grants to pay for additional personnel  
Fla. firefighters raise funds for colleague with viral brain infection
Chris Jines was diagnosed with a severe case of encephalitis; nearly $5,000 has been raised to pay for his medical expenses  
Fla. firefighters pose for calendar, benefits rescue animals
The organizations released their first calendar last year and raised nearly $10,000 to pay for animal oxygen masks and medical care for animals.  
Pa. fire dept. to hold 'fill-a-truck' benefit for children with cancer
Aside from the toys, firefighters are collecting games, blankets and crafts for patients up to 21 years of age.  
Firefighter raises $21K for veterans
Jerry Lachance biked over 2,000 miles and was hosted by fire stations across the county during his month-long trek  
LODD: Colo. firefighter dies after suffering training injury
Jermaine Frye, 31, had been hospitalized after a recent on-duty injury; he later went into cardiac arrest at his home  
Miss. girls raise funds for first responders with lemonade stand
The girls, ages 11 and 8, used the funds to give "a hug and a mug" to firefighters, EMS and police  
Community rallies behind Pa. firefighter who lost siblings in crash
As of Sunday, more than 250 people had donated nearly $17,000 through the GoFundMe  
Ala. firefighter fractures leg while running charity marathon in gear
Manuel Jimenez said he has no regrets about running the race, because he was able to raise nearly $8,000  
Details of Ohio LODD fire emerge as probe continues
The 13-page report, that does not include the narrative of the fire scene, sheds little new light on the night Patrick Wolterman died  
Firefighters play basketball game for brother with cancer
The department showed support and raised awareness about firefighter Matt Logsdon, who is battling stage four cancer  
ND fire department's new station 15 years in the making
While the community tried to figure out how to pay for the station, some rigs sat outside year round due to lack of space  
Pa. fire dept. to build new firehouse after blaze
The new fire station should be complete in four months; the station will be paid for with insurance money from the fire  
Lemonade stand fuels fundraising for Mass. firefighters' gym
A lack of treadmills at local firefighter departments inspired two girls to jumpstart community fundraising  
New Iowa brush truck fully operational
The new truck was paid for by donations and grants, and will replace a repurposed military truck  
Calif. volunteer dept. receives donation from teen memorial fund
After the loss of a local teenager, fundraising paid for new pulse oximeters in his name  
Senator announces grant to help NY volunteer fire departments
10 volunteer firefighter departments will receive $2500 each for new equipment  
W.Va volunteer fire department receives $41K in funding
Four fire departments in West Virginia will receive funding as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant  
Iowa firefighters battle police in series of softball games
Money from the games will be used to fund the police department's K-9 unit  
Volunteer firefighter, 22, killed in motorcycle crash
Troopers are still investigating the crash; charges are pending against the driver of the pickup truck  
Firefighter's son struck by boat propeller after fall into lake
Three-year-old Aiden McKitrick is expected to survive his injuries, but he’ll have a "lifetime of challenges"  
NH firefighters shave heads for colleague with cancer
The department held a head-shaving event to raise money for the firefighter's treatments and to unite in solidarity  
Idaho community remembers fallen firefighter
Ryan Franklin's fire department and community raised over $40,000 for his family  
NY fire department lands $500K donation for new fire station
People who knew the former village clerk who died in 2006 were shocked by the extent of his wealth  
Dead firefighter's name used in phone scam
Hampton, N.H. firefighter Kyle Jameson died from complications of his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after a year-long fight  
Imposter poses as firefighter, dupes motorists for donations
The man was carrying a boot and wearing a navy blue shirt with "fire" hand painted on it during the annual MDA drive  
Group fights plan to close Ohio fire department
The township board voted 2-1 to disband the department over costs; the dissenting board member vowed to keep the department open  
Firefighters cope with firehouse arson aftermath
In addition to equipment loss and response problems, the departments' plan to roll out an ambulance service is delayed  
Fundraiser raises $2K for injured firefighter
Volunteer firefighter Marty Schiraldi shredded his thumb and two fingers during a carpentry accident  
Firefighter-EMT raises money for heart organization in honor of son
Robert Coonfield's son was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart  
First responders raise $700K for charity with 'Guns 'N Hoses' event
The organizers of the event donated $700,000 to The Backstoppers, a group that supports families of first responders  
Va. city's intersection ordinance may impact 'Fill the Boot' campaign
Mayor Rick West said he knew going into last week's vote that the new rules would affect the fire department, but he's confident they will find another way  
Mother plans scholarship to honor paramedic who was fatally shot
In her son’s honor, Janice Jackson wants to help others who want to become a paramedic, firefighter or other first responder  
La. gumbo festival helps fund new fire station
President Josh Falgoust said he hopes the new station will allow the department to maintain its Class 5 rating  
Las Vegas shooting survivor starts fund for first responders
Chad Robertson has started the Las Vegas First Responder Thank You Fund with the goal of raising $100,000 to deliver 1,000 gift baskets to responders  
Mo. rescue crew turns to crowdsharing to buy boat
Newton County Rescue and Recovery is using GoFundMe with a $20,000 goal to purchase a 16-foot get boat and equipment   
Viral firefighter, police prank war helps raise money
The pranks began when firefighters tied a donut to a string and flew it over to the police department with a drone  
Thief steals donation boot from Mass. station
The suspect stole the money raised for MDA and then threw the boot into the harbor   
First responders ride bikes to raise money for firefighters with cancer
Their 500-mile journey is part of an ongoing effort to raise money for firefighters and their family members who have been afflicted with cancer  
Firefighter dad sells secret pizza spice recipe for kids' college fund
Firefighter Matthew Tidrow has convinced grocery stores to sell his pizza spice packets after discovering the recipe when he ran out of pizza sauce   
Station robbed as firefighters raised money for charity
A fire department employee discovered that his wallet had been taken while they raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association  
Fire Explorer teens raise money for fallen Fla. paramedics
The teens raised $1,760 for the families of Lahiri Garcia and Paul Besaw  
Fire dept. raising funds to build first-ever fire station
The department has been in operation for 23 years and has never had a fire station  
Community raises more than $1K to help neighborhood fire station
Judy Edwards asked the firefighters for a wish list after discovering the "appalling conditions" of their station  
Community comes together for firefighter battling cancer
Nick Riordan said he's taking things day by day after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma  
Wash. firefighter-EMT battles cancer, prepares for stair climb fundraiser
Tiffany Moyes, 19, will join 2,000 other firefighters in the annual stair climb, which raises funds for cancer research  
Minn. firefighters race against time to restore historic clock
A fundraising campaign is underway to finance an effort to restore the clock; the project will cost about $300,000  
Toys donated in honor of slain Colo. firefighter
Daryl Ritz was killed in May and spent much of his 33-year firefighting career collecting and donating toys for children  
Mass. firefighters to climb 800 steps for lung fundraiser
Firefighters will make the climb wearing their personal protective gear to raise funds and awareness for lung disease  
College fund set up for fallen Kan. firefighter's son
Wichita firefighter Collis Grisby, 53, died unexpectedly Jan. 25  
Volunteer firefighter's home destroyed in blaze
A GoFundMe has been created for Ted Punch and his family; they lost most of their possessions and their three dogs in the fire  
NH firefighter leads effort to raise funds for children's hospital
John Sylvester's son and daughter have been treated by the hospital, and he wants to give back to the facility  
Fundraising page created for fallen Conn. firefighter's family
Jason Carrafiello, 38, died Dec. 26., 2016 after fellow firefighters and EMTs rushed him to the hospital  
3 children killed in ND mobile home fire
A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $50,000 for the family  
Firefighters prepare for cancer stair climb
The Vancouver Fire Department team had already raised about $11,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  
Mont. firefighters dominate cancer stair climb
Some 2,000 firefighters from eight countries participated in the 26th annual event, which has raised more than $2 million this year  
Community shows support for firefighter-EMT with cancer
Ronald Ellis was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in April  
Pa. family organizes 5K to honor 9/11 responders
The 5K will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation, which remembers those who lost their lives during the attacks and helps first responders  
Google, YouTube donate $280K to first responder foundation
After a shooting at YouTube headquarters, Google and YouTube are donating to the San Bruno Community Foundation to fund an initiative aimed at responders  
Firefighter-paramedic finishes Ironman race in full firefighting gear
Diana Woolf competed to help raise money and awareness for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and her personal campaign, Rescue 4 PTSD  
New calendar pairs Tenn. firefighters with their pets
All proceeds from sales will help the Chattanooga Fire Department supply each station with specialized equipment to resuscitate pet  
Community rallies behind fire captain whose wife died after having twins
Captain Nick Reeder, now a single father of five, is learning to put together the pieces of his family's life without his wife  
Pa. city holds 'Food Truck-A-Palooza' to benefit volunteer fire station
GoodTaste! Pittsburgh Owner Dee Weinberg said she expects this year's event to be bigger and better with 32 food trucks from around the region  
Retired paramedic raises money for fire dept. with singing talents
Bob Bullard and his partner, Stacy Skaggs, have been holding performance fundraisers once a month and raised thousands of dollars  
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Never Forget: 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field
Record-setting number of climbers raises $110,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Green Bay  
Should fire departments sell ad space on fire trucks?
Our readers sounded off, discussing the many pros and cons of using business decals to raise money for the department  
Firefighters stamping down racism is a proud moment
To all the firefighters across the country who stood up to the racial hatred in North Tonawanda, I'm proud to have you as brothers and sisters  
Fire chief for a year
Fire Chief Washington Espinoza talks about the challenges of running a fire department in a southern Peruvian city of 250,000 with almost no money  
Top 5 acts of firefighter kindness in 2016
Serving the community is the core of any firefighter’s career; here’s a handful of examples of firefighters going above and beyond the call of duty  
AEDs: 5 ways to pay for and place lifesaving devices in public places
We have a long way to go to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest  
Did you know Steve Buscemi was an FDNY firefighter?
The actor worked as a firefighter from 1980 to 1984, and returned to his department to help the week after the 9/11 attacks  
How would your fire dept. spend the $1.3B Powerball jackpot?
Some said they would upgrade all of their equipment, buy new fire trucks or transition their department from volunteer to full-time; what would you do?  
Firefighter raises autism awareness after son's diagnosis
Fabric of Fire Service winner Pete Villasuso created an autism-awareness program for his fire department after his son was diagnosed with the disorder in 2012  
Fire department rule pits aid against integrity
Detroit must balance its need for transparency with its need for community support; other cities could have similar challenges  
Hunger-strike fire chief to panhandle for new firehouse
Iowa's Chief Kirk Kelley went on a hunger strike to raise nearly $500,000; now he's going to beg on the streets for donations  
IAFF president confident funding will increase
Community outreach can protect fire department budgets, FRI session told
Novato, Calif., Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Nickel said community outreach programs don't have to break the budget  
Texas firefighter loses home to fire while battling blaze
Jeremy West got a frantic call from his wife while he was helping to extinguish a house fire and rushed home to find only a few clothes could be saved  
Community rallies behind Ga. firefighter who lost home after lightning strike
Darnell Musgrove, three other adults and five children were forced from their home after a lightning strike caused a fire, which destroyed the house  
Ala. fire Lt. still clinging to life after ladder fall
A GoFundMe was launched to help with mounting medical expenses for Lt. Jerry Presley, who was critically injured while battling a blaze  
GoFundMe launched for Ala. firefighter-paramedic fighting brain tumor
Firefighter-paramedic Rex Allred had surgery to remove a brain tumor, but doctors were unable to remove parts of it  
Texas FDs raise funds for animal shelter with calendar photoshoot
In a fundraising and awareness campaign, the Spring Fire Department has partnered with the Harris County Animal Shelter to produce the department’s first calendar  
Ohio fire, EMS agencies rally to support boy with cancer
The Fayette Volunteer Fire Department and the Concerned Citizens of Burlington organized the community event to show support and raise funds  
Retired firefighter with stage 4 cancer is riding to Alaska for fundraising initiative
The ride is raising money for the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation and a scholarship endowment for the Crafton Hills College Fire Academy  
NY firefighters raise $8K for Muscular Dystrophy Association's Fill the Boot campaign
Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers  

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