The 911 FUND, Inc., Enhances Emergency Preparedness throughout the World, By Stephan Hittmann, President of the 911 FUND

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The 911 FUND, Inc., Enhances Emergency Preparedness throughout the World, By Stephan Hittmann, President of the 911 FUND

  1. 1. The 911 FUND, Inc., EnhancesEmergency Preparednessthroughout the WorldBy Stephan Hittmann, President of the 911FUND
  2. 2. The 911 FUND, Inc., Enhances EmergencyPreparedness throughout the WorldDr. Hittmann is the former Executive Director of theFire Department of the City of New York, and hasserved as President of the 911 FUND since 2004.
  3. 3. The 911 FUND, Inc., Enhances EmergencyPreparedness throughout the WorldFollowing the tragedies of September 11, 2001, formermembers of the Fire Department of New York City joinedtogether to form the 911 FUND. This nonprofit organizationprovides emergency vehicles and related equipment, alongwith training, at no cost to organizations in need throughoutthe world. Since firefighters and other first responders indeveloping countries face the same risks as Americanfirefighters, but often lack appropriate equipment and training,the 911 FUND fills a substantial need in reaching out to theseorganizations.
  4. 4. The 911 FUND, Inc., Enhances EmergencyPreparedness throughout the WorldOver the past decade, the 911 FUND has offered help withequipment donation and operations training, as well asarchitectural assistance for fire station design, all free-of-charge, in countries such as Belize, Colombia, Mexico, theDominican Republic, Haiti, South Africa, and others. Forexample, the 911 FUND worked with Sociedad de BomberosVoluntarios de Garin of Buenos Aires, Argentina. During a visitto the Sociedad de Bomberos, the 911 FUND provided detailedanalysis of operations and tools for improving facilities andoperations. The 911 FUND is dedicated to developing deeprelationships with the emergency response organizations thatit supports, and following their progress over time.

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