Each September, the Arizona State Fire School conducts classes for nearly 1,000 firefighters in metro-Phoenix. After state funding ended in 2009, efforts began to build a permanent endowment that would cover ASFS tuition costs for 500 rural firefighters each year.
Thanks to the generosity of several Fire Service “Stars,” the Arizona Firefighters Fund was established at the Arizona Community Foundation in August of 2012.
With a goal of $1 million, the ongoing effort is aimed at guaranteeing that the hard work already accomplished by those before us lessens the effort required from those who follow.
Individuals, companies and organizations may make tax-deductible online contributions to the Arizona Firefighters Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation. If you prefer, you may mail a check made payable to ACF, with a notation of FIREAZ in the memo section.