The East Montgomery County Fire Department is excited to announce the newest addition to their department-the East Montgomery County Firefighters Association (EMCFA). EMCFA has been meeting since August 2015 in an effort to establish a non-profit organization to better assist the fire department.
The mission of the EMCFA is to provide support services to the East Montgomery County Fire Department and the community for which it serves through event planning, charitable fundraising and community outreach. All fundraising efforts will contribute towards local victims of disasters (fire, flood, vehicle accidents), and a scholarship program to provide financial assistance for tuition and related costs for classes in firefighting, emergency response, safety, and EMS to department members and families who without this financial assistance would not be able to complete the training for a career in the related field.
Although the East Montgomery County Firefighters Association just received their “official” non-profit status, they organized the Halloween Open House, the annual Chili Supper in February to raise funds for smoke detectors, and came together in June 2015 for a Frazier Girls benefit that enabled a trust fund to be established for 2 babies that lost their parents in a hit and run drunk driving accident in Splendora.
“The Association will be able to do our outreach, fundraising, and special events that take a lot of time away from our mission of saving lives and possessions of our residents”, said Chief Jeff Taylor. “Our firefighters are often stretched serving 45,000 residents in 144 square miles and close to 5,000 annual emergency response calls. I offer full support of this volunteer organization.”
The East Montgomery County Firefighters Association is comprised of a Board of Directors dedicated to fire safety, community support, and volunteerism. Will King, President of the EMCFA has volunteered with the Splendora Fire Department for 9 years, and Mike Wing, (Vice President and District Fire Chief) has been with the Splendora fire Department for over 15 years. Combined their fire experience, dedication to the community, and leadership is an asset to the Association.
“We invite anyone interested in being a part of the EMCFA to join us at our next meeting on Thursday, May 19 at our Fire Station in New Caney at 6:30”, said King. “Due to Founders Day in Splendora the regular scheduled meeting was changed. The more people that get involved in the organization, the better we can meet the needs of the community.”
The East Montgomery County Firefighters Association meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 at the EMC Fire Station located at 19870 FM 1485 E, New Caney. All teens and adults are welcome to get involved as a member. For additional information see the Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/EMCFirefightersAssociation or go to the webpage www.mcesd7.org and follow the link to the EMC Firefighters Association. Please email [email protected]