Fellow Firefighters:

I am the president of the newly-formed Fire Academy Foundation, Inc. ("FAF") We have just received our IRS 501-c-3 determination letter that gives us the ability to accept tax-deductible donations from people and companies.

Our mission is to help to cover the Fire Academy's annual budgetary shortfall by providing a mechanism for donations of money, goods and services.

In the near future, we will have a website set up to educate the public about our mission, and the mission of the SCFA, and to provide for donations via credit card and PayPal.

We will be having some fund-raising events this fall, and we are currently getting ready to ask for donations of "in kind" goods and services from corporations who are involved in the fire industry.

Please stay tuned and watch for www.FireAcademyFoundation.org in the next month or two.

We welcome advice and guidance from all of our colleagues in the Suffolk County fire service who rely on the SCFA for training.

More news to follow.

Respectfully,

Arthur P. Bloom, Pres, FAF, Inc.

Ex-Capt, Shelter Island FD
Member, Shelter Island EMS
Member, Suffolk County FRES Commission