Knoxville Firefighters Association

About Us

Organizations that our firefighters are able to help by the purchase of tickets to our benefit concerts.

Smokey Mountain Children's Home
http://www.smch.org/

The Knoxville Firefighters Association represents the professional fire fighters of Knoxville and has been proudly serving our community since 1918. We have made saving lives and property our lifelong profession and are asking the community to stand behind our efforts. In order to raise funds for our educational and safety programs, we are hosting a benefit concert featuring the band Diamond Rio with songs like "Meet In The Middle" "Beautiful Mess" and "One More Day" The concert will be held Sunday, December 7th at 6:30 pm at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

By purchasing tickets to the show you are supporting the men and women of the Knoxville Firefighters Association, who have made saving lives and property their lifelong profession. Because of your support we are able to provide many outstanding programs and other member benefits of the Knoxville Firefighters Association in Knox County. These include:
  • Sponsoring CAMP PHOENIX for severely burned children. This camp provides a fun, safe place to help rebuild the lives of young burn victims.
  • Providing a MOBILE FIRE SAFETY HOUSE ON WHEELS to teach local children proper fire safety procedures.
  • BURN OUT FUND to help families in our community who have lost their homes to fire.
  • Support of THE FIRE FIGHTERS RELIEF FUND to assist families of fire fighters killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Fire fighters are rated as having one of the most hazardous occupations in terms of death and injury. Working with citizens of Knoxville and Knox County, perhaps we can change these statistics for the better.

With the help of our friends in the community, we hope to make Knoxville a safer place to live and raise our families.

Respectfully,

 

 Kevin Faddis
        President, KFFA
 

Knoxville Firefighters Association helps Loudon County Woman and her three children after house fire.
March 3rd 2013

Knoxville Firefighters Association President Kevin Faddis presents a check for $250, numerous toys, and dishes to Emily Schrader and her three children. The Schraders also received help from Loudon County Sheriff's Department Detective Jeff Russel, Lenoir City Wal-Mart, and the Red Cross of East Tennessee. (The Knoxville Firefighters Association donated $5,000.00 to Red Cross of East Tennessee to help local families on Oct 17th 2012.)

Knoxville firefighters donate $10k to University of Tennessee Cancer Institute
January 2013
Knoxville firefighters donate $5K to American Red Cross
10:12 PM, Oct 17, 2012

Written by WBIR.com

East Tennessee firefighters are helping support an organization they work closely with to help fire victims. The Knoxville Firefighters Association donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross on Wednesday.
Firefighters say the gift is only natural since the two organizations work hand-in-hand.
"You know we work as a partnership. We're there on the scenes, they show up on the scenes helping people. We help people; they help people. It's a win-win situation," said Knoxville Fire Department Captain Kevin Faddis.
The Red Cross says it will use the money for fire response, which could include food, shelter, clothes or counseling for those involved in a fire.
The donation will also be used to teach children about fire safety and what to do if a fire breaks out in their home.
Knoxville firefighters tell area children

"Learn Not to Burn"


Kevin Faddis addresses city council over the Knoxville Fire Association's donation
By Eric Gedenk published: March 22 2011 08:54 PM updated:: March 24 2011 12:34 AM

On Tuesday, Mar. 22, the Knoxville City Council honored the Knoxville Firefighters Association for a $13,000 donation to the fire department going toward educational supplies for local children.
The "Learn Not to Burn" program aims to teach preschool children--one and a half times more likely to die in a fire than an average person--the dangers of fire and how to prevent them from happening at home. Kevin Faddis, a local fire captain and president of the Knoxville Firefighters Association, addressed the council and expressed his thanks on behalf of the association.
Faddis explained that the association has donated over $38,000 over the last three years toward developing Learn Not to Burn in the Knoxville area. The money allows the fire department to buy the educational booklets and audio programs, as well as T-shirts, pens, magnets, and other gifts for children.
"I'm looking forward to keep donating as long as the city will take our money to fund this program," Faddis said.
The association will be presenting a jumbo-sized check to the Knoxville Fire Department at 614 N. Central St. on Thursday morning at 10 A.M. The association will have their mobile fire safety trailer on display, and Faddis invited council members and the mayor to crawl through the trailer.
Fifth District Councilman Nick Della Volpe sang praises of the program's utility.
"You can picture a kid possibly stepping up and saving the lives of his family with the knowledge they have, so this is one of the programs that is just great, and I thank you for doing it," Della Volpe said.


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