We know that 70 % of our first responders are volunteers. They leave their homes and day jobs to make sure our families and property have adequate coverage in case of a fire. Unfortunately, there is a growing number of Volunteer Firefighters working with old trucks, out of compliance turnout gear and unsafe equipment like, SCBA self-contained breathing apparatus due to lack of funds. We want to involve numerous businesses, as well as individual volunteers to be a part of strategic GEAR UP events. These events such as BBQ’s and concerts would buy targeted equipment for each community.