Hillsborough County Firefighters Charities provides a monetary grant of $1,500 towards a career in the fire service. This is one of two grants that Hillsborough County Firefighters Charities awards each year.To learn more about the grant, look under Programs & Grants in our menu above, then choose Fire Service Scholarship on the right.
Hillsborough County Firefighters Charities is planning an eventful year. There are multiple projects underway and grant programs in the works. The support Hillsborough County Firefighters Charities has received from the members of the fire service and public within Hillsborough County has been overwhelming. We have had the opportunity to impact the lives of several families of fallen firefighters, as well as a number of individuals within Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County Firefighters Charities will be starting a pilot program with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue engine companies throughout the county to provide needed items for familieswho have had a fire in their home.
After a residential fire, the scene is chaotic. A home is in shambles, firefighters are moving about everywhere, lights are flashing, smoke fills the air and a family typically finds themselves displaced. Any belongings that survived are layered in ashes and soot, while other items are never recovered. Some people are fortunate and the damage is minimal, but all too often many lose all thier possessions. In some situations, families cannot return to their homes for weeks or months.
This program will give Hillborough County Fire Rescue the means and opportunity to provide families who have had such a tragedy a package for each member that includes basic needs and toiletries, as well as other items. It is our hope that this will be the first step to normalcy on a road to recovering what was lost.