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The Model City Firefighter is headed to the Motor City to provide mutual aid!

A couple months back, the Detroit Mutual Aid Project was launched to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our brothers and sisters in Detroit, MI. As a Board Member of the National Firefighters Endowment, I have been involved with the project since the launch. There have been several different ways for individuals to help, and I wrote about them here in the article: Provide Mutual Aid to Detroit.

The Detroit Mutual Aid Project, is a nationwide collaboration of firefighters, departments, organizations, associations and corporations, with a common mission, to come to the aid of the firefighters on the front lines of Detroit. We refuse to sit back and watch them fight without even the basic safety equipment.



Since the launch of the project, numerous sources of funding have been rolling in. The National Firefighter Endowment has orchestrated the project to ensure that vital equipment will be delivered to the members of the Detroit Fire Department. As everyone is aware of the situation that The Motor City is in, we couldn’t just stand back and watch any longer. The website features an outline of some of the equipment that has been purchased with the donated funds, and also the profits from t-shirt sales. This project has been made possible due to each and every one of you who have donated, and each and every one of the companies and organizations who have assisted in supporting it.

Media Links

Fire Engineering: National Firefighters Endowment brings the Brotherhood to Detroit CBS Detroit: Struggling Detroit Firefighters Get National Charity Aid Michigan Radio: Firefighters coming to the aid of Detroit

On January 25th, I will be boarding a flight and flying to Detroit to personally deliver the equipment to the first responders! I will be meeting up with around 25 other members of the National Firefighters Endowment Officer’s Club (Click here for more information about how to join), and we will be distributing the equipment to the different engine, ladder, and squad companies. The equipment will aid in keeping our brothers and sisters safer on the fire ground, and replace decommissioned equipment that has been taken out of service due to the high call volume that it is put through.




My fellow bloggers, Rhett Fleitz (The Fire Critic) and Captain Wines (Wooden Ladders and Iron Firemen) will also be on location to assist in delivering the equipment.Their dedication and passion for the fire service is very apparent, and this is an event that they have been very supportive of as well. However, these aren’t the only familiar faces...CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.

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