Partners & Donors
A Special Thank You
FCSN relies exclusively on support from individuals, families, organizations, and corporate partners to fund our critical services and programs for the fire service. We value our donors, event sponsors, and corporate partners, especially our ongoing sustaining partners.
PROTECTION. COMFORT. DURABILITY. Those are the reasons PBI-blended fabrics have been the preferred choice of large active departments across the Americas and around the world for over 30 years. Everything we do is making products to protect firefighters from a worst-case situation. Consider it firefighter insurance: better to have and not need than to need and not have.
PBI is the trade name for polybenzimidazole. PBI Performance Products, Inc. is the sole producer of PBI fiber in the world. All PBI fiber is made in America, in our plant in Rock Hill, SC. PBI fabrics have been used in the fire service for over 30 years and continue to be used in other markets such as industrial/electrical, aerospace, military, and motorsports. From the time PBI was introduced to NASA for the Apollo missions in the late 1960s, it has been regarded as the best protection available for high-heat and flame applications.
Visit PBI at pbiproducts.com/fabrics
ONE COMPANY WITH A FOCUS ON THREE MARKETS
LION operates in three markets: emergency services, military, and personal equipment lifecycle management. In the emergency service markets, LION and its affiliates are the largest provider of fire fighters’ personal protective equipment (PPE) in the world, outfitting more of the world’s largest cities than any other organization. LION through its BullEx and Haagen brands, is also the largest provider of training equipment and facilities for first responders, having built the last three largest first responder training facilities in the world.
LION has also led the global personal equipment lifecycle management industry with its LION TotalCare® service program for PPE that is delivered to over 40,000 fire fighters around the world. In the military market, LION and its affiliates deliver management services through LION TotalCare® military programs with the U.S. Marine Corps, US Navy, US Department of Defense Troop Support.
Visit LION at www.lionprotects.com
Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems that are marketed worldwide. Product lines include thermal imagers, hard hats, firefighter and rescue helmets, supplied air respirators, powered air-purifying respirators, and air quality equipment. Bullard is a fifth-generation family-owned enterprise whose employees are committed to excellence in every product category. The Company, headquartered in Cynthiana, Kentucky, is led by CEO Wells Bullard. The Board of Directors has been led by Edward “Jed” Bullard since 1998.
Fire and Rescue Safety
Bullard offers a full line of fire helmets to firefighters and other first responders throughout the world, from traditional fiberglass helmets to the very latest in high-heat advanced thermoplastic helmets. These products are known to provide outstanding head protection, superior comfort, unmatched durability and excellent on-the-job performance. Bullard engineers continually work to incorporate recommendations from leading veteran firefighters, ensuring its products are designed by firefighters, for firefighters.
Visit Bullard at www.bullard.com
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.
Visit MSA at us.msasafety.com
Straussner • Sherman
Law firm providing legal services, including workers compensation, disability retirements, employment litigation, and personal injury to safety members and their families.
Visit Straussner • Sherman at iodlawyers.com
3M Scott Fire & Safety
3M Scott Fire & Saftey is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams around the world. With five global manufacturing locations, 3M Scott products protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards including smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects, and contaminants. The 3M Scott product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), supplied air and air-purifying respirators, PPE, gas and flame detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, and firefighter communications and accountability devices.
Headquartered in Monroe, North Carolina, 3M Scott generates approximately $500 million in revenues annually, employs more than 1,100 people worldwide, and has operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, New Zealand, and more.
Visit 3M Scott Fire & Safety at www.3Mscott.com
Established in 2002 by Michael Hosto, a Red Cross Disaster Action Team Captain, and headquartered in Jacksonville Beach, FL, our company serves thousands of fire departments and its citizens nationwide. We are a national disaster recovery organization that is locally led by retired and off-duty firefighters across America
The focus of the organization is to assist victims of any disaster on one of the worst days of their lives. The network of trusted and proven professionals assist first responders, secure property, and provide valuable resources to victims struggling to rebuild their lives. While each office is independently owned and operated, 1-800-BOARDUP specializes in emergency response services for disasters. If you or anyone you know is ever in need of disaster emergency services, call America’s best emergency responders and contact us at 1-800-262-7387 (1-800-BOARDUP)
TenCate Protective Fabrics
TenCate is the global leader in the design and production of protective fabrics for the emergency response, industrial, and military markets. We offer a comprehensive range of products that exceeds all others in quality, comfort, and FR performance. TenCate sets the industry pace by creating first-to-market, breakthrough solutions based on unmatched scientific expertise.
TenCate leads the world of technical textiles every day. TenCate Protective Fabrics has been on the cutting edge of textile innovation for nine decades.
TenCate Protective Fabrics supplied the first aramid fabrics for use in the petrochemical industry. TenCate has long been, and remains, a trusted leader in the production of FR fabrics for industrial applications.
Manufacturing processes include weaving, yarn formation, non-woven fabrics and dyeing and finishing. Through state-of-the-art technology and innovative and proprietary techniques, TenCate has the ability to ensure consistent quality and, through a large and extensive network of supply chain partnerships and mutual agreements, can also assure product availability and shorter lead times for deliveries.
Visit TenCate Protective Fabrics at us.tencatefabrics.com
At Pierce Manufacturing, we build trucks that live up to your demands. It’s not some nine-to-five-go-home-and-forget-about-it kind of thing. Too much rides on what you do. To our team, there is no room for anything less than the absolute best.
What began in 1913, building truck bodies on Model T Ford chassis in an old converted church, has evolved to creating highly customized, carefully designed and engineered pumpers, aerials, tankers and rescue units that have no equal.
Behind every Pierce truck is a team of professionals whose mission is to build your truck, exactly how you ordered it. To us, every step of the process is personal; from innovation and expertise, to the customization and service. When the best people you know are the very people you serve, there is only room for exceptional.
Visit Pierce Manufacturing at www.piercemfg.com
Northwest Safety Clean
Northwest Safety clean has been proudly serving the firefighting and emergency response community for over 20 years. Initially started as a dry cleaning business, Steve Lakey Sr. moved his business towards cleaning firefighting materials after an inquiry from one of his regular customers, a Portland Fire logistics officer — and he’s never looked back.
Our mission is to provide all necessary services to properly care for, maintain, and customize firefighter gear, all in one location. Maximizing the user’s safety is our goal for every service and product we provide. Knowing our work is so important to the lives of our customers and neighbors gets us excited to work every day.
Visit Northwest Safety Clean at northwestsafetyclean.com
HazSim was developed by Firefighters / Hazardous Materials Specialists, whom after many years in the field, set out to fill a critical gap in HazMat training.
As a result of that vision, HazSim products have redefined how specialists in hazardous environments are trained for life safety by providing unprecedented realistic education through virtual simulation. Authorized HazSimTrainers offer front line responders and Hazmat workers live, on-location, real-time simulations that are set to mirror the most dangerous environments. Creating these virtual HazSim situations pioneers a new road for improving response time, reaction skills, and overall safe management of potentially life-threatening situations.
Visit Haz Sim at www.hazsim.com
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson
Trust 9/11 attorneys who fought for NYPD Det. James Zadroga
Our dedication to victims’ benefits began when health effects became apparent
Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, have been fighting for 9/11 responders and survivors since the toxic effects of the attack first became known. Ret. UFA IAFF Local 94 Health and Safety Officer Bill Romaka and Ret. FDNY Deputy Chief Richie Alles are both on staff and eager to help. James Zadroga, the NYPD detective for whom the law is named, was our client. We are a law firm you can trust to evaluate your case and fight for your rights. Call us at 212-385-8000 or contact our office online at www.911victimfund.com to schedule a free consultation.
LACOFD Firefighters Local 1014
The Los Angeles County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1014 are labor representatives for 3,000 professional firefighters and civilians in 58 cities and the county of Los Angeles.
Visit LACOFD Firefighters Local 1014 at www.local1014.org
United Firefighters of L.A., Local 112
UFLAC is the labor representation organization of the more than 3,600 proud men and women that serve as firefighters and emergency medical personnel protecting the City of Los Angeles.
Visit United Firefighters of L.A., Local 112 at www.uflac.org
California Professional Firefighters
With a membership of more than 30,000, CPF is the largest statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of career firefighters. It is one of the nation’s strongest and most influential public employee organizations.
Visit California Professional Firefighters at www.cpf.org
The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of more than 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the state’s 58 counties via contracts with local governments.
Visit CAL FIRE at fire.ca.gov
Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn., Local 3631
OCPFA represents over 800 professional firefighters of the Orange County Fire Authority and the Laguna Beach Fire Department. Combined, regional fire protection to 23 cities and 1.5 million citizens in Orange County, California.
Visit Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn., Local 3631 at www.ocfirefighters.org
Honeywell First Responder Products
Honeywell provides innovative head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions for the ever-changing challenges firefighters face daily, allowing mission execution with effectiveness, efficiency, and safety 100% of the time.
Visit Honeywell First Responder Products at www.honeywellfirstresponder.com
Ventura County Professional Firefighters Assn., Local 1364
The Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association is the organization that represents all Firefighters in the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFD), and the Santa Paula City Fire Department (SPFD).
Visit Ventura County Professional Firefighters Assn., Local 1364 at www.vcpfa.org
CAL FIRE Local 2881
No One Left Behind is an idea based on brotherhood among those serving together. It is of an honor shared, a promise given. No One Left Behind is firefighters raising money to benefit the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network and its mission of helping other firefighters and their family members diagnosed with cancer.
Visit CAL FIRE Local 2881 at www.nolb-l2881.org
CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation
The CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation supports the families of firefighters and other fire-suppression personnel in times of financial need or hardship; assists burn victims and their families; and supports research and studies on occupational hazards and exposures unique to firefighting. We have partnered with the CAL FIRE L2881 “No One Left Behind” efforts for the Fire Firefighter Cancer Support Network and plan joint fundraisers that benefit both organizations.
Visit CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation at www.cdffirefighters.foundation
Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP
More than 40 years of service to safety members and their families. Specializing in workers’ compensation, personal injury & disability pensions.
Visit Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP at www.lmwslaw.com
Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union
Since 1935, Los Angeles firefighters and their families have counted on the support and services of their financial family at Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union.
Visit Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union at www.lafirecu.org
Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Golf Event
The combination of firefighters and Myrtle Beach guarantees an unforgettable outing, but it’s also a time to reflect on brothers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and raise money for our charity of choice, the Firefighters Cancer Support Network.
Visit Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Golf Event at myrtlebeachneverforgets.com
F&A Federal Credit Union
F&A provides financial services to employees and families in cities that contract services with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, as well as other city employees throughout L.A. County.
Visit F&A Federal Credit Union at www.fafcu.org
Fire Velo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of firefighters cycling for firefighters. Fire Velo participates in rides and charity events nationwide to help fund-raise for various fire service based groups and causes.
Visit Fire Velo at www.firevelo.com
V.H. Blackinton Co.
Blackinton is the largest manufacturer of badges and uniform insignia. Each badge is attentively crafted by uniquely skilled individuals – all in one secure facility – achieving artistry in metal. Versatility, creativity, and expert craftsmanship are Blackinton hallmarks.
Visit V.H. Blackinton Co. at www.blackinton.com
Dallas Jones Family
William “Dallas” Jones was a career firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in California. He is remembered for his dedication to his home local of L.A. Co. FF’s, IAFF 1014, in which he served many years as president as well as the Sec/Tres of the California Professional Firefighters. He was a leader, an organizer, a family man and a victim of cancer. Dallas was a friend to many and he looked out for all firefighters. The establishment of the Dallas Jones Memorial Golf Tournament in Southern California has allowed the FCSN to support all those who have called upon the FCSN for support. He will be missed, but his legacy will forever be remembered and thus allowing the FCSN to progressively go forward as we assist our brothers and sisters with cancer.
The Miner Family
George and Barbara Miner are the parents of Debbie Wood, the first wellness coordinator for the FCSN. Each month, in memory of Debbie, they send a donation. They made a commitment following her passing that they would do so every month, for as long as they could. As of this date a donation continues to arrive monthly. That donation is utilized to carry on the mission of the FCSN that Debbie worked so hard to define.
Municipal Emergency Services (MES)
MES is the largest supplier of Globe Manufacturing PPE, Honeywell First Responder Products, Scott Air-Paks, FireQuip Hose, 5.11 Tactical Station Wear and Dragon Fire Gloves to first responders in North America.
Visit Municipal Emergency Services (MES) at www.mesfire.com
Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative
The Florida Firefighters Safety & Health Collaborative is a FREE Program to Fire Departments looking to enhance, and maintain an effective Safety Committee and/or Safety Program. The Collaborative was founded in 2016 and is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Visit Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative at www.floridafirefightersafety.org