Firefighters and Fire Departments play a critical role in every community. They provide our citizens with the best possible emergency service in the protection of lives and property. They are the dedicated, heroic men and women who risk their lives fighting fires to keep our families, homes and communities safe. In many towns throughout the U.S., fire departments are composed of volunteer firefighters. Many of these fire departments are underfunded and therefore struggling. This lack of funding often means that critical on-scene safety and rescue equipment such as ‘Jaws of Life’, a hydraulic rescue tool, is not available.
When volunteer fire departments need money to buy necessary equipment or to upgrade and maintain their fire house and trucks, they must look to their community for help. Now you can involve your community and raise awareness by starting an online fundraiser on Move Your Mountain to support the volunteer firefighters in your community. Engage the power of the crowd by raising money to help fill the financial gaps faced by your local Fire Department and ensure they have the equipment and funds necessary to continue to keep the community safe.
Creating a fundraiser on MoveYourMountain.org is free and easy to do. We make it as easy as possible to spread a positive message around your community that you support your local firefighters!
May 4th is International Firefighters Day. Mark your calendar and celebrate the dedication, heroism and importance of firefighters from all over the world. Show your support by wearing blue and red ribbons (tied together, symbolizing the combination of fire and water) and help raise awareness and support for your local firefighters and fire department.