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Irving Fire Foundation Inc

  • Irving, TX
  • www.IrvingFireFoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Irving Fire Foundation is dedicated to  making a distinct difference in the lives of our firefighters and their families by providing resources that advance education, enrich community, and support those who serve in times of tragedy.

Main Programs

  1. Honor Guard & Mayday Fund
  2. General Scholarship Fund
  3. Math & Science Program
  4. Save Old Central
Service Areas

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Texas

Irving, Texas and surrounding North Texas area

ruling year

2006

President

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Daniel Rozier

Treasurer

Self-reported

Nick Franco

Keywords

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Firefighter, Firemen, Scholarship, Irving, Texas

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EIN

20-5038018

 Number

0365770138

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Honor Guard & Mayday Fund

The Honor Guard and Mayday Fund is a two-prong support system honoring the legacy and tradition of firefighting in our nation and upholding the memory of those who have sacrificed on our behalf.
The Irving Fire Honor Guard is the second largest Honor Guard in Texas; the  Fund provides equipment and uniforms necessary to represent Irving. It is a great privilege to support these men who carry forth the name of Irving across our city, state, and nation. The Mayday portion of this fund provides immediate resources and aid  to the families of our firefighters when in the line of duty one of them experiences a critical injury or death. It is our way of laying evidence that we will never forget the sacrifice paid by our first responders throughout history and yet today to safe and protect lives and property.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

General Scholarship Fund

In 2006, the Irving Fire Foundation established a General Scholarship Fund to award ten $2,500 scholarships annually to the children of Irving Firefighters attending an institution of higher learning. These qualified applicants  come with the highest of credentials from across multiple North Texas school systems and must meet scholastic criteria that includes the submission of a personal essay, minimum of 3.0 GPA, and demonstrated leadership ability or community involvement.  

 

Award winners are selected in the Spring of each year by a committee of five scholarship readers active in Irving corporations, businesses, and/or schools.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 3

Math & Science Program

The foundation provides ten scholarships a year, yet few students are selecting a math or science major; of those that are few are staying within their original field of study as they progress into upper level courses. Through the IFF Math and Science Program incoming freshman will receive not only a $2500 scholarship, but are 1) provided additional financial resources to cover tutoring and outside assistance fees, 2) work with IFF sponsors to secure summer internships in a math or science related industry, and 3) receive incentives each year to remain inside a math or science major; so that a freshman scholarship beginning at $2500/year, will grow to $5000/yr by the students senior year of college. Students must stay on track to graduate within four years, and must uphold a 2.7 gpa or higher. Yearly progress reports are mandatory. As funding becomes available our goal is to grow this program to a total of ten children per year in the program by 2016, when our first seniors will graduate.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Save Old Central

All one has to do is walk around Old Central, located at 137 E 2nd Street, to see the neglect of time and disrepair the building has fallen into for lack of stewardshihousing city offices from 1932-1956. The first floor held the city’s jail and a fire truck bay while upstairs were city offices and a courtroom. Beyond city business, the building hosted community activities and firemen trained within its walls. Over the years the building transitioned; city offices gave way to the police and fire departments, and even the Red Cross during WWII, each group sharing this historic space until 1985 when the Fire Department, having used the building for years as a fire station, departed to a new location. Since then the Old Central has served as a clinic, a book depot for Friends of the Library, and lastly as the Irving Fire and Police Museum Foundation offices until 2010 when the lease expired. Old Central is a critical piece of Irving’s history and should be preserved and returned to the community. Irving firefighters and countless other groups in the community should be able to again host activities within its walls, be that fire education courses, American Legion meetings, or mingling over a cup of java. Through either neglect or poor foresight of others the structural integrity of the building the community is lapsing and time is of the essence in returning Old Central to a state of purpose and promise. Join us as we work for our future by preserving our past and SAVE OLD CENTRAL!

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$500,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Irving, Texas and surrounding North Texas area

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IRVING FIRE FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Irving Fire Foundation Inc

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President

Daniel Rozier

Treasurer

Nick Franco

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"It is with passion we seek to protect those who protect us! Our firefighters provide exceptional services to not only the residents of Irving but across North Texas. Our knowledgeably paramedics provide a heart attack survival rate twice the national average to those in need. From our HAZMAT team, to our Swift Water Rescue, our firefighters provide the skill and the courage to perform under fire to save lives and property. We are especially proud of our Honor Guard - the largest in North Texas and 2nd only in the State to Houston. This nationally recognized group of men uphold the legacy and honor of the Fire Service in America and with great tribute and respect serve their fallen brother and their families in times of tragedy."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Daniel Rozier

Irving Fire Foundation

Term: July 2011 -

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