FRIENDS of the Brooklyn Fire and EMS

Brooklyn volunteer firefighters and EMTs answer our 911 calls. They stay up to date with state training requirements, train new volunteers, maintain the vehicles and other supplies and equipment and perform countless recording requirements. Although they receive some compensation, it is a tiny fraction of the value of their work. FRIENDS of Fire and EMS was formed because we believe the community should support these volunteers by helping with non-emergency activities. Some examples of how the FRIENDS help is by raising funds for equipment purchases, and organizing a “Rescue Kids” youth program.