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About the Berkeley Fire Fighters Random Acts of Kindness 501(c)3:
BFRA is in partnership with 1227. This space is donated in kind, to Random Acts by BFFA local 1227
Ask any firefighter why he or she
pursued their career path, and inevitably, one of the things that drove
them was their want to help people. Often our only interaction with the
public is at a time of catastrophe, when emotions are running high and
there’s a job to be done. We see people during disaster, whether it be
medical, fire, flood or other danger. Our contact is usually limited to
mitigation; then, back to the fire house we go expected to cope. From
adrenaline and exertion, heat and flame to mopping floors and washing
apparatus. The way we help is usually short intervals of action,
without long term result or permanence.
Berkeley Firefighters Random Acts
of Kindness is an avenue that allows your firefighters the chance to
have a longer lasting affect while giving the programs participants the
opportunity to develop positive memories which counterbalance the
suffering and pain to which we bear witness.
While Firefighters are out in the
community, running calls or interacting, BFRA allows them the chance to
address shortfalls they may observe, whatever they may be. Whether
building wheelchair ramps, offering counseling to family after a loss,
distributing meals during the holidays, BFRA harnesses our firefighters
natural desire to help and provides an avenue to make it happen.