ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen Fire Department would like to make citizens aware of a solicitation effort being conducted by a group called the “Firefighters Support Foundation”. The Firefighters Support Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that assists under funded fire departments nation wide through donations. Based on information our department has received, the foundation is informing citizens that their donation goes directly to their local fire department, which is untrue and misleading. Neither the Aberdeen Fire Department nor the Aberdeen Firefighters local 2639 has ever received any support from this group. Citizens are more than welcome to make a donation if they desire, but please be aware that donated money does not directly benefit this local fire department as the foundation claims.
For more information contact the Aberdeen Fire Department at 532-1254 or the foundations web site at www.ffsupport.org.