Answering the Call: About The Fire Fighters Foundation

The Houston Fire Fighter Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2006 and is the first foundation in Houston to provide non-governmental funding to Houston's fire fighters. The Foundation is dedicated to upholding our pledge of providing Houston's bravest men and women with the necessary funding, tools, technology, and equipment so that they may be able to best serve and protect the citizens of Houston. FFFH will also provide financial assistance as needed to families of fallen fighters who have perished in the line of duty. Building and maintaining the best fire department in the nation requires

supplemental non-governmental funding - and The Houston Fire Fighter Foundation has answered the call of duty.

With ever-increasing demands from virtually every sector of the community, Houston's municipal budget has seldom adequately funded more than the fire department's bare necessities. City Hall's priorities have been and remain keeping fire house doors open, maintaining and training a sufficient number of fire fighters for Houston's ever-increasing population, and providing the necessary support structure to enable fire fighters to respond in a timely and efficient manner. Unfortunately, recent advances in technology and new equipment demands have too frequently fallen further down the priority list. As a result, these demands rarely receive the funding and attention they deserve. FFFH is committed to filling the gap between the needs of HFD and the limits of government spending. Our extremely low overhead enables us to immediately turn nearly every dollar collected toward the mounting needs of the Houston Fire Department.

We as Houstonians rely on fire fighters as our first responders. For more than 150 years, they have answered the call with their indisputable commitment to save lives, and in the process, kept our community and loved ones safe. FFFH has and will continue to work with HFD to determine their shortfalls and will assess their critical funding needs on a regular basis. A strong working relationship with local fire fighting commanders and leaders has been formed, and their guidance and expertise will assist in determining how FFFH's funds will be prioritized and disbursed.

To view a list of our current funding priorities, please visit www.fffhouston.starchapter.com.

If you have any questions or if you wish to donate online, please visit our website www.fffhouston.starchapter.com. You may also e-mail us at info@fffhouston.starchapter.com.