Foundation

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Red Lodge Fire-EMS Foundation was organized in 2007 as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation for the purpose of providing financial and other support to fire and emergency medical service organizations and providers serving the greater Red Lodge community. The Foundation provides direct emergency or other need-based grants or loans to members in good standing of Red Lodge Fire Rescue and other eligible organizations; post-secondary school educational scholarships to members in good standing of Red Lodge Fire Rescue and other eligible organizations, and/or their children; fire and/or emergency medical service education and/or training scholarships to members in good standing of Red Lodge Fire Rescue and other eligible organizations; and financial support to Red Lodge Fire Rescue and other eligible organizations, including Red Lodge Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Inc., Red Lodge EMS Association, Inc. and Carbon County Search & Rescue, to defray the costs of educational, training and other personnel programs. 

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Red Lodge Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Inc., Red Lodge EMS Association, Inc. and Carbon County Search & Rescue are, like the Foundation,  non-profit, tax-exempt corporations which provide support to the Fire, EMS and Search & Rescue Divisions of Red Lodge Fire Rescue and their respective members.  Each such organization is funded primarily by donations received from individuals and businesses in the community.
 

Effective January 1, 2017, the Foundation, Red Lodge Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Inc., Red Lodge EMS Association, Inc. and Carbon County Search & Rescue agreed to consolidate their respective fund-raising efforts under the umbrella of the Foundation so as to make such fund-raising efforts more time efficient and cost-effective.  

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Under the agreement, the Foundation has been authorized to seek and receive contributions to Red Lodge Volunteer Firefighter's  Association, Inc., Red Lodge EMS Association, Inc., Carbon County Search & Rescue and the Foundation.  The Foundation will distribute all such contributions to the respective organizations in the manner specified by each donor or on an equitable "as-needed" basis if not otherwise specified by a donor.