A lot of cities and towns across the United States rely on volunteer firemen for their local fire departments. These volunteer firemen make up about 70% of the total population of firefighters in the U.S.
A majority local fire stations hold fundraisers throughout the year to help fund new trucks, equipment or educational programs on fire safety. Common firefighter fundraisers include pancake breakfasts, chicken dinners or dances for community members.
Many volunteer fire departments and their auxiliaries also choose to sell Rada Cutlery to help raise money.
Why do they choose Rada Cutlery for their fire department fundraiser? Some possibilities include:
- Made in the USA Rada Cutlery products are widely recognized as being of remarkable quality and a spectacular value. Volunteer fire departments enjoy fundraising with items that their community members are happy to purchase.
- 40% profit makes it a profitable fundraiser. It is easy to take orders using the easy catalog and order taker system or sometimes fire departments sell Rada items from inventory at events.
- The wide selection of kitchen products range from our popular kitchen knives and utensils to stoneware to quick mixes. The wide selection makes it easy for customers to find something they will love to buy to support the cause. Over time supporters look forward to the opportunity to add to their collection.
Here are three comments from volunteer fire stations that have used Rada Cutlery as their fundraiser and have become repeat customers.
“The company has sold your product in the past with success but our catalog is several years old and we would like an updated one,” Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Rescue, Bluemont, Virginia.
“I hope you still have us in your system. We enjoy selling them about Thanksgiving and Christmas time. It’s the best fundrasier that we have done so far. We need the books as soon as possible. Thank you very much,” Licking Fire Dept, Beulah, Missouri.
“We have used your company several times as a fundraiser and are ready to place another order. Thanks,” Cornettsville Fire Department, Cornettsville, Kentucky.
In the U.S. there is an organization called the National Volunteer Fire Council which represents volunteer firefighters and EMS organizations. This mission is carried out by making sure the interests of the volunteers are heard at the U.S. Congress and other federal agencies, promoting the interests of the different fire organizations at a national level, providing education and training, representing members on nationals standards setting committees and projects as well as releasing information to the organizations.
To learn more about the National Volunteer Fire Council visit their website here.
If your volunteer fire department is interested in beginning a fundraiser with Rada Cutlery for your local fire station, you can click here for more information.