For Immediate Release
Contact: Lee Vela 281.748.3095

(Houston) – The Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston extends our deepest sympathy to the families of our fallen Fire Fighters killed in today’s horrific fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured as well.

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. Today they paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

FFFH has and will continue to work with HFD to determine their shortfalls and will assess their critical funding needs on a regular basis.

The Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston 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 as well as surrounding counties’ 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. Building and maintaining the best fire department in the nation requires supplemental non-governmental funding – – – and The Fire Fighter Foundation of Houston will continue to answer the call.

To assist the families of the fallen fire fighters we encourage you to make donations to the Houston 100 Club ( and to our local Red Cross ( For more information about the Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston please visit our website.