HPFFA Charitable Foundation Mission Statement:
"HPFFA Charitable Foundation is a charity serving the needs of firefighters, their families and the community in Houston and the surrounding area by providing financial support for charitable, humanitarian, and educational activities."
To date, $36,550.00 has been given to the families of the fallen and the injured fire fighters who were affected by the tragic events of May 31, 2013. THANK YOU to the generous donors who have made contributions so far!
Please make checks payable to the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Charitable Foundation (HPFFACF).
Local 341 wishes to thank our Local 341 brothers and sisters, IAFF affiliates, and the support of fire fighters nationwide and across the world for their overwhelming support and kindness toward those members that are no longer with us and their families. Additionally, the never-ending support of our injured as they continue to recover both physically and emotionally has been amazing. Local 341 will never forget the memories of our fallen brothers and sister, those that fell before them, and the love and generosity displayed by our citizens and those around the world.
THANK YOU !!!!!
Please continue to monitor the "News" section of this site and "Like" our Facebook page for updates on the continuing recovery of Captain William "Bill" Dowling and ongoing fundraiser information to support our fallen, injured, and Captain Dowling and his family.
- Food Donations for the Dowling family can be made while the family monitors Captain Dowling's recovery at the hospital and are greatly appreciated. In order to avoid redundant efforts that lead to wasted food and effort, all donations are being assisted by a food coordinator. If you are interested in providing a meal during the coming weeks, please sign up HERE.
The Official Statement released by the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341 (May 31, 2013):
"Houston firefighters mourn the loss of our three brothers and our sister and will forever honor their sacrifices. Our association and the International Association of Fire Fighters are monitoring the conditions of the six injured firefighters and will be assisting them and their families in every way possible. This tragedy underscores the inherent dangers of our profession. Please keep Houston firefighters in your thoughts and prayers." - Jeff Caynon, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.
The Official Statement released by the Houston Fire Department:
The Houston Fire Department is saddened and deeply regrets to list the following members who gave the ultimate sacrifice from a fire in Southwest Houston this afternoon:
·Captain EMT Matthew Renaud (35) of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2001 and in addition to Fire Station 51, has served out of stations 39, 83, 73, 37, 60 and 35.
·Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan (24) of Station 68. She graduated from Houston Fire Department Academy this past April and was assigned to Station 68.
·Firefighter EMT Robert Garner (29) of Station 68. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2010 and has served out of Fire Station 68 since.
·Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee (41) of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in August of 2001 and in addition to Station 51, has served out of stations 37, 40, 10 and 48.
There were also 5 firefighters initially transported to the hospital for injuries ranging from heat exhaustion to critical injuries.
·Captain William Dowling of Engine 68 is listed in critical condition.
The other firefighters are:
·Engineer Operator Anthony Livesay on Rescue 42;
·Firefighter EMT Robert Yarbrough on Rescue 42;
·Firefighter EMT Foster Santos on Rescue 11;
·Engineer Operator/Paramedic Marcus Hernandez on Medic 3;
·and Captain William Dowling on Engine 68.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with not only those friends and family of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice today but also those who were injured and all members of our department.
We appreciate your patience. We wanted to make sure all family members were notified of their loved-ones passing and injuries prior to informing our members.