- Fire Division
- Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund
Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund
The Bowling Green Figherfighters Community Benefit Fund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance in advancing and supporting the Bowling Green, OH community.
To enhance the quality of life by strengthening individual and family services, promoting public safety, supporting community programs, and providing educational assistance through scholarships and/or awards for those pursuing public safety education.
Current Fundraising Projects
The Bowling Green Figherfighters Community Benefit Fund is working to raise funds for:
- 10-year Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors: In 2022, the Bowling Green Fire Division had 105 calls for malfunctioning smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are essential fire safety tools in your home. They are the best way to prevent fire and carbon monoxide fatalities. Every home is required to have working smoke alarms, and most are also required to have carbon monoxide alarms. However, not every household can afford these essential safety tools or maintain them.
- Knox Home Boxes: These are high-security exterior home key safes that allow firefighters and paramedics immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. This device was developed for residents with nonambulatory, chronically-ill, or special needs and homebound community members. The Bowling Green Fire Division currently has 48 Knox Home Boxes on loan with a growing waiting list. Knox Home Box Loan Application
- Scholarships for High School Students: The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates a need to fill at least 28,000 firefighter positions by 2031. The Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund hopes to make this career path easier for local students to pursue.
Make a Donation
Please consider donating to support these needs in our community.
Credit and debit card donations can be made via Venmo or PayPal.
Checks can be made out and mailed to:
The Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund, 552 E Court St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Upcoming Events and Activities
Touch A Truck Fundriaser- May 20th, 2023 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at The Bowling Green Community Center: A free family event allowing children of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore various vehicles and meet the people who build, protect, and serve our community. (Free admission, suggested $10 Donation to support The Bowling Green Firefighters Community Benefit Fund, Hosted by the 2023 Leadership BG Class).
Annual Dave Molnar Memorial Golf Outing - August 2023: An annual golf outing presented by the Bowling Green Firefighters Association, IAFF #2379 to raise awareness and financial support for first responder mental wellness.
Annual Open House - October 2023: A free annual event allowing residents to explore the Bowling Green Pearl Street Fire Division, interact with firefighters, learn about fire safety, and watch rescue demonstrations.