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    MasonDixon
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    Default Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    Received a letter with a stub to mail a donation. I called to see who they actually support and the guy didnt seem to interested in my question. An Albany address is given. Just wandering if anyone else received something from them.
    I'm sorry you feel that way. Nah, no I'm not.

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    Slim
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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    I got a phone call yesterday from a alleged firefighter group that cursed me out when I said I would not donate as I am a firefighter and never heard of them. Funny thing is they were not on my caller id box either.

    Slim
    When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. ~Edward F. Croker

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    Artie Lopez 10/12/2012 ESU2422
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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    Firefighters Support Foundation



    I'd call them and personally lodge a complaint regarding their fund raising technique.

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    MasonDixon
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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    I tried to complain and the guy hung up.
    I'm sorry you feel that way. Nah, no I'm not.

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    eng312lt
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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    There web site say they help departments with donations for equipment purchases has anybody heard of this group helping anybody with any purchases of equipment. Better yet does anybody have an idea of where there corporate offices are like what state city anything. From what i see of one post trying to complain to them over the phone gets a negative response from them hanging up isn't real professional for a business thats says there trying to help us. I don't think we need that kind of help just my opinion.

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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    I mentioned this company in an earlier post about 2 months ago. The people on the phone are paid soliciters. Most of the money goes to them The orgainzation is a 501C3 so they are a charitable orgainzation and no doubt give some money to fire organizations, In many cases they receive less than 10% of the pledge collected. The critical issue is the effect it may have on your fund drive. It is incumbent on each department to make the residents of the community aware that funds paid to these tyoes of organizations do not benefit the local departments.

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    gareee
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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by xchief2x View Post
    I mentioned this company in an earlier post about 2 months ago. The people on the phone are paid soliciters. Most of the money goes to them The orgainzation is a 501C3 so they are a charitable orgainzation and no doubt give some money to fire organizations, In many cases they receive less than 10% of the pledge collected. The critical issue is the effect it may have on your fund drive. It is incumbent on each department to make the residents of the community aware that funds paid to these tyoes of organizations do not benefit the local departments.
    Agreed 100%. Homeowners states " I already gave to the FD"

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    tellmware2go
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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    We already have an EXCELLENT organization, LOCAL called the Terry Farrell fund. They DO exactly what this organization "says" it does and without nasty phone solicitors. I agree that I have never heard of any group in these parts benefiting from this group, I suggest we stick with someone local that most of us know and trust.
    Vote for Tellmware2go in 2012.

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    Default Re: Anybody hear of Firefighters Support Foundation

    I'd get in contact with the BBB about this FFSF organization
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