Protecting Our Firefighters
Fire Foundation of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with other local nonprofits and with local donations, raised funds to outfit all Colorado Springs firefighters with life-saving ballistic vests and helmets.
Fire Foundation of Colorado Springs wanted to minimize the risk to our firefighters in the same way Police Foundation of Colorado Springs has outfitted all local police officers with ballistic vests and helmets.
Growing violence against first responders throughout the country motivated our efforts. While Colorado Springs has not yet experienced a firefighter seriously injured by gunshots, several have been the target of gunfire. We want to prevent what has happened elsewhere in the United States, where firefighters have been killed by shooters using high-powered military attack-style weapons. We thank you for coming along side us in this effort to ensure that each of our Colorado Springs firefighters return home safely to their families each day.