NVFC: Support TX Wildfire Relief Efforts

National Volunteer Fire CouncilTexas continues to face its worst wildfire season in the state’s history. More than 20,900 wildfires have raged across Texas since November 2010, including the Bastrop fire which is currently burning out of control, taking homes and property without hesitation. The devastation caused by the wildfires is enormous – 3.6 million acres burned, more than 1,000 homes destroyed, and more than $78 million in agriculture financial losses. To date, three firefighters have lost their lives and 29 have been injured fighting the Texas wildfires.

Firefighters in Texas need our support to fight these wildfires. The need for equipment and gear is urgent and critical. The State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas, which is a member of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), has established the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund to provide gear, equipment, and supplies to fire departments to aid in the wildfire efforts. Yet requests for assistance far exceeds what the fund can currently provide.

Help keep the firefighting efforts running! Contribute to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund so that more volunteer firefighters can receive the resources they need to battle the wildfires effectively and safely.

Contribute to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund at www.txwildfirerelief.org.

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