National Firefighters Endowment

Rating: 5 stars   38 reviews

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Location: P.O. Box 191468 Sacramento CA 95819 USA

Mission: National Firefighters Endowment is a non-profit, public charity with a driving passion to protect the lives of our firefighters. We believe that small actions can have life altering results and that the right equipment in the hands of our heroes can literally be the difference between life and death. You can probably recall being asked as a child what you wanted to do when you grew up. If you are on our site it’s probably because you said something along the lines of a firefighter, or maybe a police man or woman. Probably even an astronaut for a bit. More than likely it wasn’t because you were concerned with your career path or having a JOB. What you really wanted to be was BRAVE, ADVENTUROUS, and to have an impact that was larger than life itself. It is that same child-like ambition that drives National Firefighters Endowment to spark innovative ideas, forge collaborations and shape creative grant-making to ensure that our childhood heroes have the proper equipment to carry on the legend of the fire service and to come home safely to their families.
Results: National Firefighters Endowment was on the ground shortly after Hurricane Sandy to place life-saving equipment that was lost or damaged in the storm.
Geographic areas served: USA
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization serving the needs of many across the country. They do a outstanding job of promoting the brotherhood. It is my pleasure to be involved with the NFE. Keep up the great work!

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The NFE does an absolutely amazing job helping other depts with needs. I am honored to be a part in this,. It is truly an amazing group.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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National Firefighters Endowment takes up the slack where other funding organizations can't. NFE members, both far and near, used initiative and outside the box thinking to immediately find out the needs of fire departments that suffered losses from Hurricane Sandy and mobilized it's resources providing needed available apparatus and equipment to replace those lost or damaged. This organization, not only provided for these fire departments, but also provides equipment to fire departments in need on a regular basis. Members of the National Firefighter Endowment actively seeks out departments in need along with pursuing ways for community awareness for support for their local fire departments whether they be volunteer or career.

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Life-changing

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2012

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I have been with the NFE for the last year it is amazing to watch what the team at the NFE is doing and seeing it grow to what it is today. I am honored to be able to help this organization fulfill its mission expecially after Sandy. They have done great things on the east coast and I look forward to the coming years.

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The National Firefighters Endowment is a top-notch charitable foundation that exemplifies my favorite phrase, "Service Above Self, Brotherhood Above All". They keep the Brotherhood, as understood by anyone who is a firefighter, alive in ways that go above and beyond simply providing grants for departments that are needy; they have provided donated equipment, apparatus, gear, radios, and so much more to meet the needs of fire departments that either lack the funds to replace old equipment or do not have it at all. More recently, the Endowment stepped up to help departments in NY and NJ who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy. I am proud to be part of this great organization and know that I am helping my Brothers and Sisters in ways that are greater than what I could ever do on my own as an individual.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

The NFE puts "the money where their mouth is" and has helped many firefighters since I have been involved with them. It functions the way that makes its contributors proud!

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The National Firefighters Endowment is a great organization whose primary objective is to help provide fire departments all over the country with the tools and equipment they need to be able to do their jobs most effectively, and provide the highest level of care to our communities. As a fellow volunteer firefighter and member of the Officer's Club, I am proud and honored to know that I am helping in that goal. In the time I have been a member, I have seen its outreach capabilities continue to grow, reaching the victims of Sandy with full force. I truly appreciate what this organization stands for, and will be a member forever.

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A lot

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Quite well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This orgainization goes beyond "Firefighers helping Firefighters" in ways only a Firefighter would know. I learned about this organization some time ago on Facebook and came across the Bucket Brigade. I started my own brigade and raised some funds. Ended up applyng for the Thin Red Line card and from there joined the Officer's Club. There is something to be said about a group like this that can capture the heart of someone 100's to 1000's of miles away in the way that is organization has captured mine. By raising funds, we are putting rescue tools in a firefighter's hand and protective gear on a firefighter's person. To me, that is just as good as saving that firefighter from a building, without the possibility of physically being there.

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An excellent organization with an noble goal: The National Firefighters Endowment (NFE) seeks to fund grants and step in where other sources of funding for our nations Fire Services fall short. Most recently, the NFE has been able to locate, ship, and assist in outfitting a full Class A Pumper for the Broad Channel Fire Department after their original equipment was completely destroyed due to Hurricane Sandy. And all within a matter of days in order to ensure that the residents within the Broad Channel response area continued to be protected.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm currently a member of the National Firefighters Endownment Officer's Club. I'm very thrilled to be a part of this organization. NFE has done so much for the fire service and from day one has done everything it can to assist those of us in the fire service. I'm honored to be a member of the Officer's Club and to have the privelege of taking part in what NFE does.

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2012

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