Fire Department Fundraising Ideas

There’s no denying that fire-fighters are heroes in every sense of the word. Not only do they risk life and limb to keep us safe, they also spend a lot of time and effort on a community fundraiser or raising funds for fallen and injured comrades. Fundraising can be challenging and fire department fundraisers are no different in that respect.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Rhode Island, Four members of the North Providence Fire Department volunteered to pull a fire truck as a fundraiser at the St. Mary’s Home for Children’s second “Heal and Hope Walk”. The four fire-fighters with help from others, twice pulled the truck more than 50 feet. In Missouri, the Senath Fire Department held its annual barbeque fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the purchase of rescue equipment. Fundraisers by other Fire Departments include boot drives, product sales, chili cook-offs, raffles, concerts, restaurant nights, yard sales, labor auctions and Guns & Hoses challenge events.

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Do-It-Yourself Fire Department Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Fire Department DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Ride Along, Cookie Sale, Penny Drive, Crock-Pot Cook off, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your department’s fundraiser.

Womanless Beauty Pageant – Our street hockey league is having its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Womanless Beauty Pageant fundraiser. All you need is some brave men to dress up as their version of a woman and then have a pageant with them. Contestants wear makeup, evening gowns and even have a talent competition. Read more…

Clean Up – Clean up after Independence Day fire works displays, auto races, dog shows, etc. as a fundraiser. Often the organizers of these events will pay an amount of money to another organization for their volunteers to do the clean-up. Read more…

Demolition – The Coventry Myton Hospice Appeal in the United Kingdom had a very successful fundraiser selling raffle tickets for the right to press the button to demolish the Foleshill gas tower, a local landmark. Think of how many old buildings, hotels, bridges, arenas, stadiums, etc that are demolished each year. Read more…