Sponsors / Partners / Donors

Bill Hershman – Corporate / Private Outreach Liaison: Appleton, WI

Bill currently serves as President of Pro-Tec Fire Services, a Green Bay (WI)-based company that provides Aircraft Rescue Firefighting staffing, management, and training to airports, airparks, and aircraft manufacturers in the United States and Canada.  Bill has nearly 25 years’ experience as a senior executive with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.  He has worked for some of the most recognizable brand names in the fire service industry such as the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Firehouse Magazine, Oshkosh Corporation, Pierce Manufacturing, and Rosenbauer America.  Bill additionally has more than 30 years’ experience in the fire and emergency services as a first responder, fire and emergency medical service instructor, chief-level officer, and emergency management consultant.

As the Corporate / Private Outreach Liaison, Bill will manage obtaining corporate / private funding and support both in the United States and Canada.

Please feel free to contact Bill at accounts@firefightersabcs.com.


We have sub-divided this page into five sections for your convenience. They are:

If you have a desire to sponsor or collaborate with Firefighter’s ABCs, Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council or the National Recruit Database, please contact us with a brief overview of your organization and how we might work together. All request will be reviewed on an individual basis. Email: info@firefightersabcs.com


Sponsors


 

We thank Toyota for supporting diversity in the 21st Century Fire and EMS field and for supporting our 21st Century Firefighter’s ABCs website.

Without such sponsorship’s diversity would not take place for our diverse youth nationwide. Most of all diversity supports our communities nationwide. Let’s Go Places with Toyota.

 


 

With pleasure we accept Pierce Mfg. as our sponsor in support of diverse and low-income youth to attend EMT school.

Diverse youth shall be selected from our six regions nationwide. The future of diversity in the Fire and EMS field shall be achieved in part due to the 21st Century thinking and support of those such as Pierce Mfg.

Thank you Pierce Mfg.

 


 

Silicon Valley Ambulance EMS Training Center They have partnered with FFABCs to provide a substantial discount to our selected youth who attend their rapid paced EMT training program. These diverse and low-income youth shall reside in Santa Clara County. We thank Silicon Valley Ambulance for their support.

 

Partners


 

International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters

Re: $20,000 grant to send diverse youth to EMT school nationwide.

See IABPFF EMT Grant Partnership Letter.

 


The California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) is the oldest and largest statewide fire association representing thousands of fire service professionals from all elements of fire service. CSFA is committed to building a strong community for all firefighters. We are dedicated to delivering up-to-date information impacting Fire Services throughout the state of California and key knowledge needed to assist you. CSFA has worked at the state level since 1922 offering a strong voice with legislators who vote on benefits, working conditions and public safety issues.

As part of our mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, the CSFA is committed to supporting educational and pre fire service programs to assist underserved communities, people of color and women seeking a career in the fire service.

As such we welcome the opportunity to partner with Oshkosh Corp, Pierce Mfg., ESCI and Firefighter’s ABCs in providing grants for diverse youth to attend EMT school.

We will support this effort by selecting these youth from throughout the State of California.

We will also support this via introducing youth to the Firefighter’s ABCs Online Internship Program.

As a leading organization in the fire service both in CA and nationwide, CSFA is proud to support diversity via our Leadership Equity Diversity & Service Committee (LEDS).

Please read our partnership letter with Firefighter’s ABCs in support of diversity.


 

Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) is an international firm founded over 40 years ago. Our firm provides specialized, high quality, professional fire, police, communications, and EMS consulting services to organizations throughout the United States and Canada. We specialize in strategic planning, master planning, standards of cover, pre-ISO evaluation, staffing, recruitment, selection, promotion, career development, diversity & inclusion, and executive selection. ESCI is the consulting arm of the IAFC, and as such, has access to the most progressive ideas and subject matter experts. Our staff includes 15 personnel and over 50 field consultants nationwide, ESCI provides consulting services to municipalities, districts, nonprofit organizations, and the industrial and commercial community. Please read our partnership letter with Firefighter’s ABCs.


The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has served our community for 50 years by keeping to our mission of improving the lives of children and families. Our vision is to be a generation-changing leading provider of programs emphasizing youth development services and family outreach support to meet the needs of young people ages 6 to 18 years-old and their families.We are one of the largest agencies in Oshkosh that provides basic needs to our 1800+ Club members and their families. We provide onsite showers, clothing support, hygiene supply support, back to school support, rental and bill assistance, meals, mental health services and more. Thus, we are proud to partner with Pierce Mfg., Oshkosh Corp., Emergency Services Consulting International and Firefighter’s ABCs in an effort to support a more diverse candidate pool for the fire service.


The Boys & Girls Club of Newark (BGCN) is a non-profit focused on the development of underserved youth aged 5-18, serving Newark families for over 80 years through youth-centered after-school programs and services. We serve 1,000+ youth year-round with 270+ enrolled at our 33,000 square-foot Clubhouse facility located in the heart of the Central Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Our mission is to enable all of Newark’s youth, especially those who need us most, to become caring, productive, and responsible citizens. We achieve this by focusing on three priority outcomes: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. At BGCN, we want to continue helping the community to overcome a variety of barriers that block their paths to success. We offer in house pediatric dental care, emotional and behavioral support, vision care, food distributions and refer families to community services. We are proud to partner with Firefighter’s ABCs to introduce and encourage community youth to learn and explore the field of emergency services in hopes to diversify the candidate pool for fire service.


Since 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has provided at-risk children from the local community, between the ages of 6 and 18, with a safe place to learn and grow. Last year, the organization served more than 11,000 young people at 35 Clubs and middle school sites in 6 counties. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Every year, our goal is for 100% of our high school seniors to graduate with a plan for the future. As such, we are delighted to partner with Firefighter’s ABCs to introduce our Club members to the noble and fulfilling career of firefighting, and to help diversify the candidate pool for this field of public service.


 

 

 

Since 1992, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson CA has provided under-resourced children between the ages of 6 and 18 with a safe place to learn and grow. Last year, the organization served more than 4,500 young people in Carson, Compton, Watts, and South Los Angeles. Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s (BGCC) mission is to offer young people a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, dedicated adults who respect and listen to them, and outcome-based programs that empower youth to become lifelong learners. The Club supports each child’s needs through three priorities:
-Academic & Career Success programs support on-time graduation and college and career readiness.

-Character & Leadership Development programs build responsibility, planning, and confidence skills in youth.

-Healthy Lifestyles programs develop the capacity of young people to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their wellbeing, help them set personal goals, and live as self-sufficient adults.

BGCC is pleased to partner with Firefighter’s ABCs to introduce and inspire our youth to discover careers in emergency medical services and diversify the candidate pool for fire service.


As you know the California Department of Rehabilitation is dedicated to working with individuals living with disabilities to help them obtain jobs and careers within society that lead to financial independence and realizing equality as equal contributing members of society. We work with numerous partners in the public and private sectors to ensure that we are constantly working towards this goal with the individuals we serve. We provide education, training, apprenticeship opportunities, On-The-Job Training opportunities and Work Experience opportunities for those we serve. Firefighters ABC’s has become one of our partners in this endeavor. Please read our partnership letter regarding Firefighter’s ABCs.


EMT Grant Donors

Thanks to generous contributions from our Funding Partners and the support of our Program Partners, we are able to announce an EMT Training Program that will pay the tuition of diverse low-income youths of all genders to attend EMT training schools throughout the United States. Those from diverse backgrounds (diverse background shall mean those from backgrounds which are under-represented in the fire service in the United States and Canada). For complete rules and requirements and an application form, please refer to the EMT Rules and Application page. We are very grateful for the support of our Funding Partners and our Program Partners s this Firefighter’s ABCs Program would not be possible without their continued support. If you would like to become a Funding Partner or Program Partner, please contact us at accounts@firefightersabcs.com: Funding Ranges:

Lifetime $20,000 >
Platinum $15,000 >
Gold $10,000 >
Silver $5,000 >
Bronze $2,000 >
$1,000 >
Supporter I $500 >
Supporter II $100 >
Supporter III $____ Monthly
Supporter IV $____ One Time

Special Yearly Support:

Information Technology Support = $2,000 per year

Your name or organization name goes here with a link to your site.

Social Media Support = $2,000 per year

Your name or organization name goes here with a link to your site.

Graphic Designer / Illustrator Support = $2,000 per year

Your name or organization name goes here with a link to your site.


We thank you / your organization for your support.


General Donors

If you would like to make a donation to support our efforts at achieving diversity in the Fire Service and EMS Field, please contact us at accounts@firefightersabcs.com. If you would like your donation to be listed on our website please follow-up with an email to accounts@firefightersabcs.com with the following information: Your first and last name. Amount of your donation. Other information you would like us to know about your donation. We will then add it to our list of donors. Lastly and most important we ask that you encourage as many diverse youth with a focus on females and lower income youth starting at the 9th grade through and post college age to join our 100% Free Firefighter’s ABCs Online Internship Program. Please share this information throughout the United States and Canada.

If you wish to donate by check.

Make your check payable to:

Firefighter’s ABCs

P. O. Box 410

Gilroy, CA 95021

Include: Business Name and / or First and Last Name.

Include: Email Address.

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  • Toyota Corp. – Lifetime Supporter
  • Pierce Mfg. – Lifetime Supporter
  • Lisa M. Lo Franco Noya – In Memorial – Bronze Supporter
  • Paul Inouye – IV Supporter
  • Mary Tran and Family – Copper Supporter
  • Atbrehan Kelete – II Supporter
  • Fred and Linda Hayden – II Supporter
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