Two deserving charities have received thousands of dollars in donations from the National Fire Sprinkler Association’s (NFSA) New Jersey Chapter 42nd Annual Golf Outing. A grand total of $13,500 is being split between the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Foundation (FMBA) and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.
More than 100 golfers, including NFSA members and friends of the industry, participated in the outing at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, N.J.
Upwards of $15,000 has been donated to the New Jersey State FMBA within the past three years and nearly $100,000 to the Phoenix Society over the past decade.
“We are proud to support all of the fantastic work that these two organizations do for us both locally and nationally,” said Dave Kurasz, Executive Director of the NFSA NJ Chapter, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) and the NFSA PenJerDel Chapter. “Their efforts are essential to so many people and change hundreds of lives year after year. It really is an honor to be involved with them.”
The New Jersey State FMBA was founded in 1897 and aims to educate, involve, and affect civilians who reside and work in New Jersey about fire prevention and safety. They currently have memberships of over 5,000 career personnel.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors was originally founded in 1977 and is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those affected by burn wounds. With over 70 burn centers nationwide, they are able to help people all across the country recover in peace.
The New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) and the PenJerDel Chapter offer free fire safety education and burn trailer demonstrations to community groups and schools. For more information visit www.SaveAndProtect.org or call: 1-866-226-6006.
The mission of the National Fire Sprinkler Association is to save lives and protect property by educating the public about fire safety, demonstrating the benefits and effectiveness of fire sprinklers in suppressing and reducing the impact of fires, and supporting fire-safe building codes and legislation.