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COVID-19 has severly impacted out fundraising ability. Monthly all you can eat breakfast and our annual all you can eat pork and saurkraut dinner are a mainstay of our finances. Due to COVID restrictions, 50% of our income has been lost.
Be Part of Saving Your Community
Being a firefighter is a dangerous job, being a volunteer is even more dangerous. With limited funding or time to train, having quality, serviceable, and up to date protective equipment is even more important.
Why Give Online?
We realize that your time is often more valuable then the monetary gifts we need. By giving a tax deductible charitable donation, you will be protecting your family and helping us to serve your community.
SUPPORT THE FIRE COMPANY
Learn More About the Need
Volunteer Numbers: A State Crisis
Does it cost too much to volunteer?
their Weight In Gold
What Does It Cost YOU?
2016 Pennsylvania Loss Statistics
The Alpha Report
A summary from the Alpha Fire Company in State College PA.
A 2017 Report with some key findings.
How much does it cost to outfit one firefighter?
It cost, on average, about $7285 to outfit one firefighter to fight a house fire in accordance with the National Fire and Protection Agency (NFPA) standards. Here is a list of the average equipment and average cost.
Fire Helmet $225
Firefighter Jacket $1000
Firefighter Pants $800
Fire Boots $200
Nomex Hood $25
Firefighting Gloves $60
2-way Radio $385
Air Pack $5000
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am not a Brecknock Resident?
While we encourage everyone to donate within their own
Can my donation be anonymous?
Yes. You can choose to remain anonymous from the public, however, know that our board will review all donations and may wish to reach out to you to give our thanks.
Is there anything else I can do to help?
We are always looking for volunteers. You can help by
- Asking others to volunteer or donate
- Attend our fundraisers and community events
- Help advertise our events
- Thank a firefighter
- Volunteer to
- Clean around the fire company
- Do light maintenance
- Do yard work
Where is my money going?
When you sponsor a Firefighter your donation is put into a general fund but our reports allow us to route your donation to the individual firefighter’s needs. The fire company will use those funds to purchase the equipment needed based on shortages of the company, and the needs of the firefighter.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Your donation will go to our 501(c3) non-profit, which is normally tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor or United States Tax Codes to be sure.