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National Firefighters Endowment

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid

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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Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

While I didn't get to meet the men and women personally (detailed out of my house that day) I came back my next work day to a brand new Ventmaster rotarty saw and assorted hand tools that were donated to us, things that the city of Detroit would NEVER have purchased for us. The saw is something that we have needed since I transferred to Ladder 26. The hand tools and saw will make our jobs much easier as well. I cant thank them enough for the hard work and dedication to helping complete strangers. Thanks again!

Shane Klug
Ladder 26
City of Detroit

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Endowment Fund stopped in Detroit with donations for our department. The most courteous and selfless people I have ever met! They took their own time to raise money for equipemnt, purchase equipment, and then hand deliver it to us on the front lines. They actually thanked US for our service, when they were there to help us in the first place. It was a phenomenal experience and I personally thank all of the volunteers, seen or not, that we're involved in the project. Thanks!,,,


Client Served

Rating: 5

National Firefighters was helpful in securing 5 much needed helmets for our department. They also provided the tools for us to network with other firefighters and departments across the country to gain access to great training material and even equipment.