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DEAR FIRE FIGHTER SUPPORTERS

I would like to personally take this opportunity to thank you for supporting your local firefighters.  Your contribution will benefit firefighters throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.  You show your support not only for the firefighters, but for your community as well.

The Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association represents over 200 local firefighters, both active and retired, in their efforts to take a pro-active approach to fire safety and community services throughout our area.  We are a non-profit professional organization; therefore, these ticket vouchers are not tax deductible for Federal tax purposes as a charitable contribution, unless you donate your ticket vouchers to a charitable organization.  But please be assured the Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters and the community they serve will benefit from your support.

It is important to note that we represent the career professional firefighters themselves (not the government agencies) and do not financially support any volunteer fire departments. 

Historically, firefighters suffer over 100 line-of-duty deaths each year and many thousands of serious injuries.  Our work environment includes hazards from burns, toxic environments, falls, falling objects, traffic hazards, disease exposures, and stress.  Working with the citizens of Forsyth County, perhaps we can change these statistics.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (336) 403-7771 or at wslocal682@gmail.com

Once again, I thank you for your support.  It is friends like you that make a difference.

Sincerely,
David Pollard,
President,
Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association
WINSTON-SALEM FIRE FIGHTERS SAFETY PROGRAMS


o Camp Celebrate,  a weekend camp for children ages 7-15 who have survived traumatic burn injuries; activities include swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, as well as an opportunity to meet other kids who share the experience of having been burned

o Fire Safety Coloring Books for 2nd graders in Forsyth County

o Jaycee Burn Center, supporting the burn center at UNC Hospital where the firefighters go if they are injured on duty – it is also the best burn center in the state for children; assisting local families of burn victims with extraneous expenses, like traveling back-and-forth to the center.

o Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation, Community outreach program established through collaboration with Operation Warm, Inc., to help children in poverty survive and thrive by providing brand-new, made-in-the-USA winter coats and bringing warmth to needy children. 

o Faith in Detectors Smoke Detector Program

o W-S Fire Explorers (assisting w/ supplies for this program that encourages the firefighters of the future)

o W-S Fire Historical Society (contributing to the conservation of the history of fire protection & prevention in Winston-Salem)

o Support for MDA – sending kids to local camp and IAFF Burn Foundation (research & treatment of burn injuries)
The firefighters work on these programs while off duty and do not receive payment. 
Their goal is to cut down on the accidents and deaths caused by fire.  Perhaps with your support, they will achieve this goal.
This Fall, we are proud to present:
Mark Chesnutt

Friday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm
                                                                                          Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

For information please call
(336) 397-9320