We understand that these troubling economic times affect us all. From the increase in utility costs, food and other necessities to the losses in jobs and investment accounts, none of us can escape the effects. Like many households and businesses, the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company and its members are also facing great challenges. Your support, at whatever level that you can afford, continues to be urgently needed.
Our operational costs continue to grow each year. We have found it necessary to supplement our membership with paid non-member paramedics and emergency medical technicians in order to meet national standards for emergency response. These EMS providers hold the same licenses from the State of Maryland as our own members. Your entire donation goes toward the support of our emergency services since we conduct our fund drives with our own volunteers. This is documented by a Certified Audit of Financial Statements performed annually by an independent auditor. THIS GENERAL FUND DRIVE IS SEPARATE FROM OUR AMBULANCE CLUB WHICH IS MAILED TO YOU IN NOVEMBER.
Please help us to help you by making your donation. Your donation supporting our department is much less than the cost of fully tax supported non-volunteer emergency services. IF YOU CANNOT GIVE THE RECOMMENDED DONATION, ANY AMOUNT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company. If you work for an organization with a “Matching Gifts Program”, you can further assist us by using that program. On behalf of the volunteer members, officers and directors, we thank you for your support and we pledge our continued dedication to providing the best fire, rescue and emergency medical services possible.
WHAT IS A VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY? It’s a proud tradition carried on by more than 230 volunteers giving up time from business, home and family to train and render professional and caring emergency service – often at night, in bad weather and at personal risk.
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