Now more than ever, we are so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and supported the ARFF Working Group through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause.
FUND-A-FIREFIGHTER – We need your help to educate and train Firefighters by sponsoring them to attend the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group’s 32nd Annual Educational Symposium. We started this program back in 2020 during the height of the pandemic still hoping that we would be able to have our 2020 Annual Symposium. COVID made that impossible. We received a very positive response to this program and were able to roll-over the funds and applications we received for 2020 to the 2021 Annual Symposium in St. Louis. It was a great success and we received many accolades from those funded firefighters that if it were not for this program, they would not have been able to attend.
COVID and limited budgets are still affecting many airports around the world. We want to continue our efforts to once again support the aviation firefighter to the educational opportunities that our Annual Symposium has to offer. Your donations big or small will help us make this happen. It costs approximately $2,000 – $2,500 to fund an individual firefighter.
We realize that COVID is still affecting many financially and many may not have the means to donate. If you are unable to donate at this time, there are many other ways you can support us. You can advocate for us by sharing our mission with your family, friends and industry colleagues. Even a quick mention on your social media would mean the world to us.
We are continuing to adapt to our changing reality. Our goals to increase educational opportunities on our website to include Webinars, a new digital ARFF News and Videos of our symposium programming are just a few of things we have been able to implement. Please donate. Thank you.