National Volunteer Fire Council Establishes Japanese Firefighters Association Relief Fund

CarolinaFireJournal -

03/15/2011 -
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) joins with the rest of the world in expressing their sorrow at the loss and devastation in Japan that has resulted from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. The NVFC has established an International Relief Fund to assist the Japan Firefighters Association in their relief efforts. Please make a contribution to help aid the Japan Firefighters Association during this time of extreme crisis. image

Click here to donate using a credit card.

Donations can also be made via check. Make the check out to ‘NVFC’ and indicate Japan Relief Fund in the memo line. Mail checks to:
Attn: Japan Relief Efforts
7852 Walker Drive, Suite 450
Greenbelt, MD 20770

With thousands dead and thousands more still missing, as well as continuing aftershocks, mounting nuclear reactor problems, and millions of people without water, food, or heat, Japan has a long road ahead toward recovery. Join the NVFC in assisting the Japan Firefighters Association with rescue and cleanup efforts by making a contribution to the International Relief Fund. All funds raised by the NVFC for the Japan relief efforts will go to the Japan Firefighters Association.

The Japan Firefighters Association has assisted U.S. firefighters in times of need through donations to 9/11 relief efforts as well as contributions to the NVFC’s Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund, which provides financial assistance to volunteer firefighters in the wake of a state- or federally-declared disaster. Members of the Japan Firefighters Association have visited the U.S. many times to meet with leaders from the NVFC and local departments across the U.S., including a visit in October. NVFC Executive Director Heather Schafer attended a conference of the Japan Firefighters Association in Tokyo last month, and NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg previously attended an international fire service conference in Tokyo in 2008.

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