Florence Professional Firefighters Association
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Dear Fire Fighter Supporters:
I would like to personally take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Florence Fire Fighters Association for agreeing to support our Fundraising Drive. It is your support that will help us with our many programs. Our association represents professional fire fighters in their efforts to take a pro-active approach to fire safety laws and community services throughout the state. We represent the individual members, not the agencies.
Contributions or donations to the Florence Fire Fighters Association are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. While our association is not a tax-deductible charity, it is a non-profit organization and we feel our programs are very important, too.
Your support means a lot. We sincerely hope that our actions will warrant your continued support in the future. The firefighters of our nation are rated as having one of the most hazardous occupation in terms of death and injury. Working with the citizens of Florence and the Shoals area, perhaps we can change these statistics.
President - Florence Fire Fighters Association
Offering Pro-Active Health Scans to both professional and volunteer firefighters throughout Colbert and Lauderdale Counties to help find early signs of Heart Disease and Cancer related illnesses that are often linked to hazardous environments and harsh conditions that firefighters often encounter.
Support of the American Red Cross of Northwest Alabama's Disaster Services Funds for families who are victims of home fire in Lauderdale and Colbert counties.
Goal to Purchase A Mobile Kitchen to be used at scenes of major disasters to replenish rescue workers throughout the Shoals area.
Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund which provides assistance for fire fighters during times of serious illness or a family who has lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Support For Charities such as M.D.A./Jerry's Kids, burn center and The Cerebral Palsy Telethon.
Raise Awareness For Fire Safety among children around the Florence and Shoals Area, the Florence Firefighters Association Local 270 are passing out coloring books. To encourage all the children to participate with Fire Prevention Week there will be a Coloring Contest with prizes awarded.
Florence Fire Fighters Safety Programs
• Most (81%) non-confined home structure fires involving washers or
dryers began in a laundry room or area.
• Most of these home fires involve clothes dryers (92% in 2003-2006).
• The risk of fire is slightly higher for gas-fueled clothes dryers than for
electric-powered clothes dryers.
• The leading cause (29% of fires) of home clothes dryer and washer fires was
failure to clean.
The Florence Firefighters work on these programs while off duty and do not receive payment. Their goal is to cut down on the accidents and deaths caused by fire. Perhaps with your support, they will achieve this goal.
We are proud to present our annual Benefit show
The Original Tams
Sunday, April 28th @ 6:30pm