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DEAR FIRE FIGHTER SUPPORTERS:
I would like to personally take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters Association. Your contribution will benefit the firefighters association’s supported programs throughout Lincolnton and Lincoln County. You show your support not only for the firefighters, but for your community as well.
The Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters Association represents its members who are active local firefighters in their efforts to take a pro-active approach to fire safety and community services throughout Lincoln County. 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 Lincolnton Fire Fighters and the communities they serve will benefit from your support.
The firefighters of our nation are rated as having the number one most hazardous occupation in terms of death and injury. Working with the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County, perhaps we can change these statistics.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (704) 497-9829.
Once again, I thank you for your support. It is friends like you that make a difference.
President, Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters Association
LINCOLNTON 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 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 Fire Safety Coloring Books for 3rd graders in Lincoln 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 Smoke Detector Program
o Burned-out Response Program
o Coalition Against Child Abuse (providing literature to all teachers in the county school system to teach/prevent child abuse)
o Support for Youth Athletics Programs, Habitat House, MDA, etc.
Many different things can result in a house fire although it is sometimes difficult to discover the exact cause of a specific fire. In 36.4 percent of the time, the cause remains unknown. The largest known cause of house fires, 26.4 percent is cooking. Heaters cause 11.4 percent, candles cause 5.4 percent, smoking causes 2.1 percent, and children playing with matches cause 0.4 percent of the house fires according to the USFA
Lincolnton Professional Firefighters Association
This Fall, we will be presenting:
Friday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center