Atlanta fire fighters will get new washers, dryers and furnishings thanks to an anonymous donor gifting $150,000 to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation’s Fire Station Fund.
This most recent contribution is the largest ever in the history of the Fire Station Fund and will give four Atlanta Fire Rescue Stations in the neighborhoods of Buckhead and Southwest Atlanta the resources to make improvements and upgrades to the interiors of the fire rescue stations.
This includes new furnishings and state-of-the-art washing machines and dryers that help remove carcinogens and other hazardous materials from a firefighter's turnout gear to further protect their health and safety.
“Our programs like the Fire Station Fund allow community partners to reinvest in their neighborhoods in the name of public safety,” AFRF executive director Shirley Anne Smith said. “This donation to the fund is the largest ever – including the first time a Southwest Atlanta fire rescue station is benefitting – and for that, we are particularly appreciative and proud.”
Previously known as Adopt a Fire Station, the Fire Station Fund provides a trusted platform for individuals, corporate stewards and community organizations to directly support the unmet needs of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department's 36 fire rescue stations.
Atlanta Fire Rescue Station 21 at 3201 Roswell Rd NE will receive $20,000 for furnishing and amenities.
Atlanta Fire Rescue Station 27 at 4260 Northside Dr NW will receive $30,000 for a new fire grade washer and dryer.
Atlanta Fire Rescue Station 29 at 2167 Monroe Dr NW will receive $30,000 for new furnishing and amenities, as well as $55,000 for a new fire grade washer and dryer.
Southwest Atlanta Fire Station 30 at 10 Cleveland Ave SW will receive $15,00 to be distributed upon a needs assessment.
AFRF is the only nonprofit funding agency that supports the critical and otherwise unmet needs of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. The Foundation provides a platform for citizens, individuals, and businesses to give in support of AFRD’s mission to keep Atlanta safe. As the city’s budget is primarily committed to covering firefighter salaries and benefits, the Foundation provides the gap funding necessary to maintain a world-class fire and rescue institution.