The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation consists of fire department active personnel from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Clark County, Henderson, and North Las Vegas Fire Departments. 

While fighting fires, firefighters witnessed many burn victims and their families suffer physically and emotionally after ultimately losing their homes and necessities. These firefighters from across the valley decided to do something to help. They began holding fund raisers so that they could give financial support to these victims of fire. At this time, the firefighters also began to work closely with the Burn Unit at UMC hospital in helping to care for these victims, in a joint effort to help those families in need after such a catastrophic event.

The common practice developed into the following: When firefighters anywhere in the valley were faced with a burn victim or family in need of support, they would contact a representative of this coalition to help out.  

Foundation members during a Toy DriveDue to the firefighters' success in helping others and raising funds, this coalition began to take it further in the community and began to collect Christmas toys for the disadvantaged children throughout the valley and have provided thousands of children in need at least one gift during the holidays. For over 8 years, they have held successful Toy Drives and given back to the children in our community. Five years ago, they took another step to further the assistance by holding a yearly Firefighter Bachelor Auction which has brought in funding for the many families and charities in the community for support.

In 2003 it became apparent that it was time for this coalition to become a formal charity itself. They became a (501c3) charitable organization and continue today to provide support to those families in need throughout Southern Nevada.

Foundation Facts 2012

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Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation’s mission is to support the local community through its “After the Fire is Out Program”.  The funds raised were used to:

  1. Group photo of firefighters at a Toy DriveProvide assistance to burn victims and their families with Burn Care Services via the “After the Fire is Out Program” and our partnership with the local American Red Cross.
  2. Provide assistance to children at risk that are identified by local fire agencies.
  3. Assist in catastrophic events as a resource to fire agencies and the community.
  4. Further our education and awareness of fire prevention and life safety program.
  5. Sponsor local burn survivor children to attend “Beyond the Scars” burn camp in San Diego California in conjunction with the San Diego Burn Institute.

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation currently utilize the following events/means to raise funds:

Fact: The annual Bachelor Auction event.

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation supported the following in 2011:

Fact: The proceeds of the Bachelor Auction event were spent in the following categories:  Net proceeds distributed between UMC Burn Unit and Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation’s “After the Fire is Out Program” and the “Fire Hurts Campaign” of the ARC.

The Firefighter of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation proceeds will be distributed as follows:

The “After the Fire is Out Program” to include Catastrophic Outreach and Support Services Divisions through a partnership with the American Red Cross and UMC Lion Burn Unit; along with Sponsoring local burn victims to “Beyond the Scars” summer camp in San Diego, and a minimal portion towards normal operating expenses.

Fact: In the past year our funds have been distributed in accordance to our stated mission:

  1. Approximately $32,000.00 in funding has been raised to assist families confronted with a catastrophic event.
  2. The 2011 Toy Drive at Christmas distributed toys and gifts to over 18,500 children in Southern Nevada.
  3. The Burn Foundation partnered with Wal-Mart and Community in Schools (CIS) for the annual “Back to School” event.  Approximately 25 local schools received school supplies through this partnership.
  4. Partnered with the Family-to-Family Resource Centers of Las Vegas and the Annual Touch A Truck Event.
  5. Sponsored four (4) local burn survivor children and (4) local camp counselors to attend “Camp Beyond the Scars” through our partnership with the San Diego Burn Institute.

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation Board of Trustees:

Fact: The Board of Trustees of the Burn Foundation has only one part time paid staff member.  The Trustees receive no pay for their many hours of hard work and are only reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out the many responsibilities they have as Burn Foundation trustees.

 

Board of Directors 2013

Executive Board

Warren Whitney - President
President
Warren Whitney
Captain
Clark County Fire Dept.
wWhitney402@gmail.com
Greg Sibley - Vice-President
1st Vice-President
Greg Sibley
Firefighter
Clark County Fire Dept.
gsibster21@gmail.com
Nino Galloway - Director of Operations
2nd Vice-President
Anthony “Nino” Galloway
Firefighter
North Las Vegas Fire Dept. hagalloway@gmail.com
Mitchell Haberman - Secretary
Secretary
Mitchell Haberman
Firefighter
Henderson Fire Dept.
MHMedics@gmail.com
Mary Martinet - Treasurer
Treasurer
Mary Martinet
Outreach Coordinator
UMC Burn & Trauma Unit
marym6281@gmail.com

Ramon Fitzgerald - Director
Director
Ramon Fitzgerald, GS-11
Assistant Chief
Nellis-Creech Fire Department
rambaby64@gmail.com
Nate Pechacek - FFSNBF Past President
Director
Nate Pechacek, FFSNBF Past President
Captain
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
pechacekx4@gmail.com
Fred Kloss - Director
Director
Fred Kloss
Firefighter
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
klossfred@gmail.com

Advisory Board

Scott Allison - Advisory Board Chair
Scott Allison
Advisory Board Chair
Clark County Fire District (Retired)
Steven Smith -  Advisory Board
Steven Smith
Advisory Board
Clark County Fire District (Retired)
Reggie Turner - Director of Community Relations, Palms Resort Casino
Reggie Turner
Director of Community Relations
Palms Casino Resort
Cedric Williams - Community Liason Officer
Cedric Williams
Captain/Public Information Community Liaison Officer
North Las Vegas Fire Dept.

Staff

Nicole Stocks - Operations Manager
Operations Manager
Nicole Stocks
nstocksltd@gmail.com
Keith Armington - Operations Assistant
Keith Armington
Operations Assistant
armingtonkeith@gmail.com