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Being a firefighter is a dangerous job, being a volunteer is even more dangerous.  With limited funding and time to train and rehears responses, having quality, serviceable, and up to date protective equipment is even more important.

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SPONSOR A FIREFIGHTER

Neil Singerling

Neil is the Fire Police Captain for Brecknock Township Fire Company. His primary focus is Fire Police…

$0 of $855 raised

Neil Singerling

$0 of $855 raised

Neil is the Fire Police Captain for Brecknock Township Fire Company. His primary focus is Fire Police and Equipment Driver. In order to be best protected while serving the community, he requires the following special equipment.

Five 36″ collapsible cones with reflective bands. $125
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Hat $25
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Jacket $125
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Pants $60
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Gloves $25
Hi-Viz Safety helmet with lamp $145
Emergency lighting for vehicle $350

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Michael Brent

Michael Brent is a new volunteer with Brecknock Township Fire Company. His primary focus is Fire…

$100 of $855 raised

Michael Brent

$100 of $855 raised

Michael Brent is a new volunteer with Brecknock Township Fire Company. His primary focus is Fire Police and Equipment Driver. In order to be best protected while serving the community, he requires the following special equipment.

Five 36″ collapsible cones with reflective bands. $125
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Hat $25
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Jacket $125
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Pants $60
Cold Weather Hi-Viz Gloves $25
Hi-Viz Safety helmet with lamp $145
Emergency lighting for vehicle $350

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Donation Total: $20.00

Sponsor The Fire Company

Radio Fund

$850 of $3,500 raised

One of our greatest expenses has been upgrading and maintaining our radio system. In 2015 Berks County upgraded their radio system to be more secure and offer more features. This upgrade cost BTFC nearly $87,000 to outfit our company with the minimum needed radios to funciton. Firefighter, EMS, and Fire Police safety is increased exponentially when we are able to communicate effectivly. Each radio system cost BTFC $3800.

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Stay Informed

Learn More About the Need

Volunteer Numbers: A State Crisis

Does it cost too much to volunteer?

Volunteer Numbers a state crisis

 

What Does It Cost YOU?

Will this crisis in volunteer firefighting give you a higher tax bill?

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NFPA Report

A 2017 Report with some key findings.

NFPA Findings

 

 

The Alpha Report

A summary from the Alpha Fire Company in State College PA.

PA Community Service & Volunteer Fire Departments: The Good & The Bad News.

 

 

What does it cost to outfit a firefighter?

There are many resources for this information, but it varies.

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Cost to Fit a Firefighter

 

How much does it cost to outfit one firefighter?

It cost, on average, about $7285 to outfit one firefighter to fight a house fire in accordance with the National Fire and Protection Agency (NFPA) standards. Here is a list of the average equipment and average cost.

Fire Helmet $225

Firefighter Jacket $1000

Firefighter Pants $800

Fire Boots $200

Nomex Hood $25

Firefighting Gloves $60

2-way Radio $385

Air Pack $5000

Flashlight $50

 

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not a Brecknock Resident?

While we encourage everyone to donate within their own community, if you have the ability to gift to our Volunteers we would appreciate it. Our company is often called to other townships and even counties to support other fire companies. 

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, you can choose to remain anonymous from the public, however, know that our board will review all donations and may wish to reach out to you to give our thanks. 

Is there anything else I can do to help?

We are always looking for volunteers. You can help by

  • Asking others to volunteer or donate
  • Attend our fundraisers and community events
  • Help advertise our events
  • Thank a firefighter
  • Volunteer to
    • Clean around the fire company
    • Do light maintenance
    • Do yard work

Where is my money going?

When you sponsor a Firefighter your donation is put into a general fund but our reports allow us to route your donation to the individual firefighter’s needs. The fire company will use those funds to purchase the equipment needed based on shortages of the company, and the needs of the firefighter.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Your donation will go to our 501(c3) non-profit, which is normally tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor or United States Tax Codes to be sure.