International Fire Relief Mission

The International Fire Relief Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides humanitarian aid to fire and EMS first responders in developing countries by recycling serviceable fire fighting and EMS equipment. IFRM dispatches teams to the receiving countries to demonstrate and provide the necessary information to safely and effectively use the donated gear. Founded by retired firefighters and medics in 2007, IFRM is propelled by monetary, equipment and in-kind donations from corporate partners and individuals; its field staff is all-volunteer. IFRM maximizes its donors’ gifts by operating with a 98% efficiency rating, as measured by the Charity Navigators and the Better Business Bureau. The International Fire Relief Mission is firefighters helping firefighters. For more information visit

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is registered as a corporation in the State of Maryland. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

A grant from the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs for survivors of fallen firefighters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency partners with the Foundation to sponsor many of the National Memorial Weekend activities. The National Institute of Standards and Technology supports work on a national research agenda to prevent line-of-duty deaths.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides vital financial and emotional assistance to families of wildland firefighters who die, or are seriously injured in the line of duty. Each year, firefighters lose their lives or sustain major injuries while involved in wildland fire efforts. In the event of a firefighter injury or fatality, monetary assistance is frequently very slow to arrive from their home agency. The Foundation bridges this gap by granting monies directly to a firefighter’s family to make ends meet in the interim. The Foundation is fully funded and supported by donations of those who care for these professionals from all walks of life. The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, located in Boise, Idaho. For more information visit