Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is the Firefighters and EMS Fund?

Firefighters and EMS Fund is a 527 political nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of firefighters and their families in the political process.

Q: Who is the Firefighters Support Alliance?

Firefighters Support Alliance is a special project operating as the public engagement arm of the Firefighters and EMS Fund. Firefighter’s Support Alliance engages the public to create discourse around legislation that will ultimately benefit firefighters. Visit Firefighters Support Alliance for more information.

Q: What is a 527 Political Organization?

A 527 Political Organization is a nonprofit organization that is a party committee, association, fund, or other organization operated primarily for the purpose of directly or indirectly accepting contributions or making expenditures for an exempt function. For more information, please refer to the IRS definition of Political Organization.

Q: What kinds of activities do you do?

Firefighters and EMS Fund engages in issue advocacy and increase public awareness on behalf of our nations emergency medical responders and their families so they can have a unified voice in our political process. Our organization does not expressly advocate for specific candidates or coordinate with any candidate’s campaign. Instead, we raise awareness and mobilize grassroots supporters and voters in support of issues that affect our firefighters and first responders.

Q: I just received a fundraising call. Is it legitimate? Where can I direct my questions?

Our outreach team conducts numerous fundraising campaigns throughout the year and strives provides peerless service to our supporters. If you have any questions regarding our outreach programs, please call (703) 844-2285 to reach our information desk. Alternatively, feel free to email us at

Q: I have a question about my donation or would like to be placed on a Do Not Contact list

Please complete our “opt out” form here or call (703) 844-2285 to speak to an outreach coordinator. Also, feel free to email us at if you have any questions. Please include all phone numbers you would like removed to ensure the best service possible.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?

Donations made to nonprofits organized under section 527 of the IRS tax code are not tax deductible.

Q: I need emergency support. Can you help me contact my local emergency services?

Firefighters and EMS Fund is not affiliated with any local fire departments or emergency response services. Please contact your local department directly or dial 911 in an emergency.

Q: I’m trying to join the fire department. Can you help?

Firefighters and EMS Fund is not affiliated with any local fire departments and cannot assist in any hiring processes.

Q: How can I get involved with your mission?

We are always thrilled to connect with supporters and firefighting and EMS professionals! Please email our Executive Director, Jane Porter, at to earn how you can get involved and tell your story!