Delta Firefighters do more than just fight fires. We are committed to serving our community both at work through our fire department service, as well as in our spare time through numerous charitable organizations and local initiatives.
Our most notable community involvement centers around the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society.
Our Charitable Society was created and authorized on September 20, 1994. This registered charitable organization is 100% run and organized by our firefighters who donate their time to assist our fundraising efforts.
Our mandate is provide direct support to those in need within the community of Delta, specifically those suffering from medical or financial distress, as well as collect and disburse funds to charities and organizations within Delta as well as a few select provincial and national charities whose cause is near and dear to our heart.
Our firefighters can be found at many local events happening throughout Delta during the year, both our own as well as in support of other organizations events.
Our main sources of income include:
Delta Firefighters Harvest Festival
An annual country-western themed event, the 2nd Saturday in September. Harvest Festival brings together the local farming community, businesses and those who love to have a good time while supporting important causes.
Harvest Festival features locally sourced dinner, bull riding, casino, live and silent auctions, live band and dancing.
The 2018 event raised $183,000!
Delta Firefighters Payroll Deduction Program
Our payroll deduction program allows our own firefighters to donate money, directly from their paycheques, to our charitable society. This source of funding allows our society to commit to larger projects over term with the funds assured.
Charitable Society Clothing Bins
Clothing bins located throughout Delta at local schools and firehalls help raise money for our Charitable Society. Funds from this source go towards supporting schools in Delta purchase supplies as part of their Emergency Preparedness Programs.
A Variety of Special Event Fundraisers
At numerous local events you will see our members out cooking burgers or hotdogs to raise money for our Society or to support other community groups in their own fundraising efforts.
Direct Donations from Donors
We are immensely grateful for the private and corporate donors who help us achieve our goals by way of direct donations. Funds can be directed by the donor or given without particular direction to support any and all charitable initiatives.