Small, rural fire departments always struggle to maintain & repair equipment and apparatus while working to recruit and retain members as well as train and motivate members. This is a full-time job and the Jerome Fire Department uses all available means of fund raising, and grants to help maintain our equipment and keep our membership safe. The 100 Club of Arizona has been supporting all the men and women who work in Public Safety in Arizona. For almost 50 years, the 100 Club of Arizona has assisted officers, firefighters and their families by providing:
- Financial assistance when tragedy strikes, (line of duty and non-line of duty death as well as line of duty injuries)
- Safety Enhancement Stipends, (S.A.F.E.R. Grants to keep us safe)
- Peer Support, to equip us with the tools to find assistance when we need it
- The H.E.R.O.S. program to offer assistance when it is critically needed
- Scholarships to help ease the financial burden of higher education
The Jerome Fire Department applied for a S.A.F.E.R. Grant his Spring for new Wildland Shirts and pants, boots and wildland fire shelters. The grant totalled $6,848 and was awarded the middle of June. All of our new gear began arriving in July and August of this year. We have already put the new wildland gear to use, replacing our very old and well worn wildland gear. Our crew has been to several states to help with wildland fires and have assisted in local prescribed burn activities.
If you are looking for a year end donation, please consider the 100 Club of Arizona!