A Local Hero

The Richmond Firefighters Society is a local charity run by the executive members of the Richmond Fire Fighters Association. It was created 14 years ago to help give back to others who may need support and is composed of volunteers for the Richmond Fire Department.
On December 1st, the Richmond Firefighters Society moved offices, so if you wish to donate, or would like more information, you can contact Ed Selinger at 604-272-7930.

You can also stop by the Annual Tree Chip on January 2nd and 3rd at Garry Point Park in Steveston to speak with these fabulous women and men who not only risk their lives on a daily basis, but volunteer their time to help the community as well.
Over 40% of funds raised by the Society go to the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. This charity is run by the executives of the entire BC Fire Fighters Association.

Money raised is used to fund burn research, as well as to build a New Burn Fund Building containing suites for burn survivors and their families. It will also house a research facility.

The Society also supports many local charities like the Richmond Food Bank, Richmond Caring Place, the Richmond Therapeutic Riding Society, and Habitat for Humanity. Also, four Richmond fire fighters were recently selected to work with Fire Fighters Without Borders, a non-profit organization that helps fire departments in need of training and resources related to fire fighting. The Society is funded by a few fundraisers, but relies mostly on local contributions from businesses and people in the community.

Linda.Reid.MLA@leg.bc.ca
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130-8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC, V6Y 2N9

Tel: (604) 775-0891
Fax: (604) 775-0999