The EVFD is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives money from community resources, grants, and donations to support our operating budget. We use this money to purchase and maintain equipment, gear, and apparatus. Additionally, we allot a large amount of our budget each year to training that helps us to respond to calls quickly, efficiently and safely.
Many people believe that many of their tax dollars are used to fund fire protection; however, this is not the case. Within the Borough of Edgewood, only 3% of the 3 million dollar budget is allocated for firefighter support. This appropriation is only used for the purchase and maintenance of the fire apparatus and is not used for training, tools, protective equipment or any other gear.
To cover the shortfall between grants and public funding, the EVFD relies on donations and contributions to help us keep the public safe. Please consider helping us by viewing the options below.
The EVFD sincerely thanks you for your continued support!
2 Race Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15218