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The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department needs your help!

 

The EVFD is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives money from community resources, grants, and donations to support our operating budget.  We use this money to purchase and maintain equipment, gear, and apparatus. Additionally, we allot a large amount of our budget each year to training that helps us to respond to calls quickly, efficiently, and safely.  

 

Many people believe that many of their tax dollars are used to fund fire protection; however, this is not the case.  Within the Borough of Edgewood, only 3% of the 3 million dollar budget is allocated for firefighter support. This appropriation is only used for the purchase and maintenance of the fire apparatus and is not used for training, tools, protective equipment, or any other gear.  

 

To cover the shortfall between grants and public funding, the EVFD relies on donations and contributions to help us keep the public safe. Please consider helping us by viewing the options below.

 

The EVFD sincerely thanks you for your continued support!

 

 

Option 1

Make a monetary donation, either one time or recurring, to the EVFD by following the "Donate" link to the left or by mailing your contribution to our mailing address. No amount is too big or small, and we sincerely appreciate anything and everything. In most cases, your donation is tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor. 

 

Option 2

Visit and shop at Amazon through the link below, either by using the search bar or clicking the Amazon logo to open a new window. Through our affiliation as a non-profit, every purchase you make through this link will help support the fire department.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *As a non-profit, EVFD is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which allows Amazon to transfer 4% or more of each transaction completed through the above link to the EVFD. 

Here is an estimate of the cost of protective gear, tools, and other common equipment:

 

Breathing Apparatus & Mask

"Jaws of Life"

Handheld Radio                         

Firefighting Jacket

Firefighting Pants

Department Pager

Firefighting Boots       

Firefighting Helmet

Fire Axe

Firefighting Gloves

Firefighting Hood

          

 

*Laws and regulations require many of these items to be replaced quite frequently. We are constantly fighting an uphill battle against outdated equipment, which dramatically increases costs.

$7,000

$3,800

$1,275

$1,100

$800

$400

$350

$250

$220

$80

$50

Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department

2 Race Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15218

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Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: (412) 242-9994

EVFD137@gmail.com

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