NVFC Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
September 21, 2021
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has received a grant for $25,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. Through the grant, the NVFC will be able to provide training to volunteer firefighters and EMS providers on critical topics to help them be at their best.
“We appreciate this support from Motorola Solutions Foundation so that we can reach even more volunteer responders with important health and safety training,” said NVFC chair Steve Hirsch. “With this grant, we can provide training to thousands of firefighters and EMS providers so they can be best prepared to respond to their communities safely and effectively.”
The grant will enable the NVFC to offer online courses to emergency responders for free, update two existing courses, develop two new courses, and administer three in-person trainings.
Each year, the Motorola Solutions Foundation provides organizations such as the NVFC with funding to support three primary areas of focus: first responder programming, technology and engineering education, and programs that blend the two. Within each area of focus, their grant program supports underrepresented populations, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and others.
“The Motorola Solutions Foundation aims to partner with organizations that align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity, and inclusion,” said Karem Perez, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are proud to support organizations like the NVFC that embody these values while driving positive change in their communities.”
About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation partners with organizations around the globe to create safer cities and equitable, thriving communities. We focus on giving back through strategic grants, employee volunteerism and other community investment initiatives. Our strategic grants program supports organizations that offer first responder programming and technology and engineering education, and align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity and inclusion. The Foundation is one of the many ways in which the company lives out its purpose of helping people be their best in the moments that matter. For more information on the Foundation, visit motorolasolutions.com/foundation.