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COVID-19 Announcement

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. 

Please consider making a cash donation today.

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.


It Matters


It’s Local


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Stay Informed

Learn More About the Need

Volunteer Numbers: A State Crisis

Does it cost too much to volunteer?

Volunteer Numbers a state crisis


What Does It Cost YOU?

Will this crisis in volunteer firefighting give you a higher tax bill?

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The Alpha Report

A summary from the Alpha Fire Company in State College PA.

PA Community Service & Volunteer Fire Departments: The Good & The Bad News.



NFPA Report

A 2017 Report with some key findings.

NFPA Findings

What does it cost to outfit a firefighter?

There are many resources for this information, but it varies.

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Cost to Fit a Firefighter

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

Flashlight $50



Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not a Brecknock Resident?

While we encourage everyone to donate within their own community, if you have the ability to gift to our Volunteers we would appreciate it. Our volunteers are often called to other townships and counties to support other fire companies. We call this “Mutual Aid”.

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.