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 Statesville and Iredell County. You show your support not only for the firefighters, but for your community as well.
The Statesville Professional Fire Fighters Association represents local firefighters, who are employed by the fire department, in their efforts to take a pro-active approach to fire safety and community services throughout Iredell 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 Statesville firefighters 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.
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 Iredell County, perhaps we can change these statistics.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (704) 437-2049.
Once again, I thank you for your support. It is friends like you that make a difference.
President, Statesville Professional Fire Fighters Association
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In 2002, an estimated 2,490 children age 14 or younger were injured or killed in residential fires. Fifty-six percent of child fire casualty deaths were under the age of 5.
Fires and burns were the third leading cause of unintentional fatal injuries to children age 14 or younger in 2002.
They were the third leading cause of unintentional injuries to infants and the 12th overall cause of unintentional injuries to children age 14 or younger, accounting for 121,000 injuries in 2002.
Preventing fires is one of the most important jobs of the Statesville Fire Department, and now thanks to an association of local firefighters, that job just got a little easier.
The Statesville Professional Fire fighters Association donated 75 smoke detectors to the SFD. Those smoke detectors will be installed by firefighters in homes throughout the city.
John Perry, fundraising chair of the SPFFA, said the money to purchase the smoke detectors is raised through telemarketing campaigns by the state organization, and that money is distributed to local chapters to buy fire-prevention supplies.
He said the local chapter spent $500 buying the 75 smoke detectors
Anyone interested in obtaining a smoke detector or having one checked can call SFD Station One at
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 elementary school kids in Iredell 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 Camp Corral, a week-long camp for children (ages 8 to 15) of our brave soldiers who have been injured or fallen protecting our freedom, our way of life. Amazing adventures of boating, swimming, hiking, archery and doing just about everything you can do enjoying fresh air and nature.
o Smoke Detector Program
o Support for Yokefellow Ministry Food Bank, Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, Iredell Christian Ministries, Iredell County Fire & Life Safety Quiz Bowl, etc.
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.
FIRE FIGHTERS SAFETY PROGRAMS
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 will be presenting:
Friday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center