Thank you for visiting Firefighters Without Borders. We appreciate your interest and hope we are able to answer questions about our organization, our work and the need in the communities we’ve been able to support with help from our donors and volunteers.

Donating to Firefighters Without Borders

What is your postal address?

550 Queens Quay West, Suite 1018, Toronto, ON M5V 3M8

What is your Registered Charity #?

Firefighters Without Borders is a Registered Charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency.  Our status number is: 805816220 RR0001

I have used equipment to donate. How do I go about doing that?

Thank you for considering Firefighters Without Borders for your donation. Please fill in this form and we will get in touch with you promptly with details.

What type of equipment can I donate?

Firefighters Without Borders has an ongoing and urgent need for firefighting and medical equipment.  We will ensure the equipment is provided to fire service responders where it’s needed in Canada or around the world. Here is a list of equipment we’re looking for right now.

What should I do to prepare equipment for donation?

Please ensure the equipment is clean and in serviceable order.

How do I change my credit card for my recurring monthly donation?

If you need to change your card information or make any other edits to your payment records, please contact donorcare@firefighterswithoutborders.org

How do I cancel my recurring monthly donation?

If you need to change or cancel your monthly donation or make any other edits to your payment records, please contact donorcare@firefighterswithoutborders.org

Can I get a donation/gift receipt?

Yes. A donation/gift receipt will be issued for any donation over $20.

Can I make a donation from an international address?

Yes. Just click on Donate Now and enter the amount of your donation and your credit card information. We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

Does Firefighters Without Borders have planned giving options?

Please contact our Fundraising team directly at Neel@firefighterswithoutborders.org and he will be happy to work with you.

I'd like to make a gift in honour of someone else. How can I do this?

Unfortunately we are not able to do this at this time. We are working on it and will update the site as soon as it’s available.

Can I donate a portion of the proceeds from my business to Firefighters Without Borders?

We would be happy to work with you to make arrangements. Please contact Mathieu@firefighterswithoutborders.org

Can I make a donation for a specific project or geography?

Yes. However, we strongly encourage you to make a general gift because it gives us the ability to apply it to the area of greatest need. Additionally, there are administrative costs involved when allocating gifts towards specific projects and locations, which can decrease the overall impact of your gift. Please contact donorcare@firefighterswithoutborders.org for more information.

Why should I donate/choose to support Firefighters Without Borders?

An investment in Firefighters Without Borders is an investment in tomorrow’s heros, because we believe in sustainability and we achieve that goal in several ways. As each project is specific to the needs of the community, we work closely with the team on the ground to build a strategic plan addressing the communities needs and goals, be it training, equipment or a mix of both. We ensure that all equipment donated for the project is safe and in good working order, and that they have the means to ensure it remains that way once we leave. Our courses are all taught to a recognized industry standard, in a train the trainer format, to ensure they have lasting impact and can be extended out past the immediate group to a much broader team of firefighters. Finally, we provide ongoing teaching and technical support between visits and after the project is technically complete. We’re here for our firefighter brothers and sisters when they need us to ensure they can continue to protect their community.

How do I know my money is being well spent?

Our organization is founded on volunteerism. Our board and our project teams volunteer 100% of their time to ensure the funds we raise are going to the projects that need them most. For specific information on our financials please visit the Canadian Revenue Agency 

Ways to Get Involved

How can I help Firefighters Without Borders beyond donating?

We are always looking for people to help us bring equipment to our storage centres and to help with our events sharing our story and selling merchandise that raise funds for our projects. Please visit our volunteer page to see our current openings and sign up for our email newsletters to find out about events in your area.

Are there any products I can buy to support Firefighters Without Borders?

We have calendars and t-shirts available where all proceeds go to support the projects and activities where they are needed the most. You can find them on our Shop page. We’re always looking to add new items, so check back often to see what’s new or signup for our email newsletter to be the first to see the latest additions.

Are there any volunteer opportunities at Firefighters Without Borders?

We are always looking for people to help us bring equipment to our storage centres and to help with our events, sharing our story and selling merchandise that raises funds for our projects. Please sign up for our emails checking the “I’m interested in finding out more about being a volunteer” and we’ll be in touch with events in your area.

Are there any job openings at Firefighters Without Borders?

Our team is 100% volunteer. If you’re interested in helping, please visit our volunteer page and sign-up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know about specific volunteers we’re looking for.

About Firefighters Without Borders

What does Firefighters Without Borders do exactly?

We’re an organization dedicated to helping fire departments around the world get a “hand-up” so they’re prepared to deal with the next emergency – big or small. Through teamwork and training, a shared hope and confidence is realized and a stronger fire organization and community built.

How is Firefighters Without Borders different from other firefighting support organizations?

Firefighters Without Borders believes in sustainability and we achieve that goal in several ways. As each project is specific to the needs of the community, we work closely with the team on the ground to build a strategic plan addressing the communities needs and goals, be it training, equipment or a mix of both. We ensure that all equipment donated for the project is safe and in good working order, and that they have the means to ensure it remains that way once we leave. Our courses are all taught to a recognized industry standard, in a train the trainer format, to ensure they have lasting impact and can be extended out past the immediate group to a much broader team of firefighters. Finally, we provide ongoing teaching and technical support between visits and after the project is technically complete. We’re here for our firefighter brothers and sisters when they need us to ensure they can continue to protect their community.

Who founded Firefighters Without Borders?

Firefighters Without Borders was started by a group of Mississauga, Ontario Firefighters looking to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. Read our story

Does Firefighters Without Borders do any post-project monitoring and evaluation?

With a foundation of sustainability, our team is available to our country partners over the course of multi-year projects as well as after a specific project is complete.

What countries does Firefighters Without Borders work in?

We currently have projects we’re planning for Honduras, St. Lucia and Canada. However, we consider projects from anywhere around the world where there is a need to improve fire safety and emergency services over the long term.

Are there any countries Firefighters Without Borders won't work in?

Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our volunteers so if a situation were to arise that put them at risk, we may decide to conduct our training through a different vehicle such as online webinars.

How does Firefighters Without Borders decide what communities/projects to support?

Our volunteer team of firefighters evaluates every request from Fire Services around the globe considering many factors such as the need of the requesting organization as well as our ability to support with our team of volunteers and available equipment.

I have an idea or product that I think could help, can I partner with Firefighters Without Borders?

Thank you for your dedication to our community’s fire safety and emergency services. Unfortunately, Firefighters Without Borders does not utilize or endorse commercial products. Instead, we work through high-quality, in-country partner organizations that follow our sustainability model and have passed our certification process. In our experience, the passion and support for a successful project are readily available regionally. Firefighters Without Borders provides the needed capital, knowledge and equipment to support these locally-driven solutions.

Community/Project Support

Media & Educational Requests

How do I submit a media request?

If you are looking to do an interview please fill out this form. Please try to be as specific as possible with your request so we can best serve you.

Can I get permission to use your photos, videos and facts?

You are welcome to use any of our photos or videos as long as you give Firefighters Without Borders proper credit by stating “photo (or video) by Firefighters Without Borders”. Furthermore, please feel free to share the facts about the need for improved fire and emergency services training within your networks. We cannot do this life-saving work without your support.

Can you send me fire safety training material for my class?

Please fill out our form. Please try to be as specific as possible with your request so we can best serve you.

Can I interview someone at Firefighters Without Borders for my class project?

Please fill out our form. Please try to be as specific as possible with your request so we can best serve you.

Can’t find the answers to your questions? Contact Us. In our efforts to send the most donor dollars to our programs, we unfortunately cannot always respond personally to each request submitted through our system. Thank you for taking time to learn about Firefighters Without Borders. We cannot improve the safety of the world without you.