Wilson County Professional Fire Fighters Association
Annually, an estimated 23,600 fires in residences are caused by candles and result in 1,525 civilian injuries, 165 fatalities, and $390 million in direct property loss.
Women are more likely to be injured or killed in residential structure candle fire.
December has the highest occurrence of candle-ignited residential structure fires.
Over one-third of residential structure candle fires begin in a bedroom.
Over half of all residential structure candle fires were started because the candle wasplaced too close to combustible materials.
Dear Fire Fighter Supporters:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who is supporting us through the purchase of ticket/vouchers to our family oriented events. We are promoting programs that are family-friendly and help make the community safer throughout Wilson County because we know how important our families are to us.
The Wilson County Professional Fire Fighters Association is not a charity but a nonprofit Professional Organization, therefore your voucher purchase is not tax deductible unless you donate your ticket to a charitable organization. We represent the association and not the City of Lebanon or Wilson County. We have filed all required reports with the state of Tennessee.
Please be assured that your support will be received by fire Fighters providing service to your family and others in your immediate area and again we offer you our deepest appreciation.
Scott Lorden, President
Wilson County Fire Fighters Safety Programs
Wilson County Coats for Kids: (OPERATION WARM) Providing needy children with brand new warm
winter coats throughout Wilson County communities.
EDUCATING AND TRAINING: We work with local schools to teach our children about fire safety and prevention. We promote the proper installation and use of smoke detectors in every home or business
Wilson County Emergency Services Rehab Association (REHAB 23): We support this all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to provide onscene rehabilitation services, (hydration, food, and respite from extreme heat/cold) to all Wilson County first responders while they are working emergency situations
throughout our county.
AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS: These life-saving devices can be used by the general public in emergency situations to treat acute cardiac conditions such as heart attacks until first responders can arrive, five of these devices have
been strategically placed throughout Wilson County at Camp Boxwell, Gladeville Community Center, Mt. Juliet Senior Center, Lebanon Senior Center, and Norene Community Center. There are also three mobile units in off-duty fire fighter
vehicles. Our organization assists in maintaining the AEDs, as well astraining citizens in our community in the proper use of them.
Maintaining an Education and Training Fund: For fire fighters so they can better serve Wilson County residents.
Purchase of Swift Water Rescue Equipment: This life saving equipment was used throughout Wilson County during the May 2010 flood.
Hazardous Material Equipment: To protect emergency responders answering Hazardous Materials calls throughout Wilson County.
Supporting Service Organizations: Such as several of the Wilson Co. Community Centers, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the MDA-Jerry Lewis Foundation and the Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Funding Other Programs: Sponsored by the Lebanon Fire Fighters Association, which receives a portion of our proceeds.
The Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association: Is an association that supports professional Fire Fighters throughout the state of Tennessee.
The firefighters work on these programs while off duty and do not receive payment. Their goal is to cut down on the accidents and deaths caused by fire. Perhaps with your support, they will achieve this goal.