Community Involvement

Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraising

The Warner Robins Fire Department has been raising money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) since 1989. In our first year, we raised over $22,000 and have progressively increased that amount. In the past, our fundraising efforts have included such events as boot drives, golf tournaments, softball tournaments, barbeque sales, gospel sings, calendars, and raffles. We have received numerous Golden Axe Awards for raising the most money among non-union fire departments. Today, we continue fundraising with boot drives and an annual golf tournament.

Who It Benefits

Raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is an opportunity for our department to get more involved and help a worthy cause. Our firefighters have spent time with families affected by these disorders and witnessed firsthand how our efforts make a difference. The money raised goes directly to providing medical assistance, such as shots, funding research, purchasing necessary medical equipment, and sending kids with these disorders to a specialized camp.

Annual Contributions

Year

Raised

Year

Raised

Year

Raised

Year

Raised

1989

$22,278.93

2000

$125,534.76

2011

$115,000.00

2022

$100,500.00

1990

$30,775.08

2001

$125,550.00

2012

$110,000.00

2023

$66,500.00

1991

$38,023.17

2002

$128,799.27

2013

$105,000.00

1992

$59,507.48

2003

$128,512.56

2014

$104,000.00

1993

$68,150.00

2004

$130,650.00

2015 

$112,000.00

1994

$91,940.00

2005

$132,125.26

2016 

$112,000.00

1995

$107,206.00

2006

$109,629.23

2017

$108,000.00

1996

$110,215.62

2007

$113,154.41

2018

$114,000.00

1997

$114,583.13

2008

$104,811.69

2019

$109,555

1998

$109,000.00

2009

$110,000.00

2020

$10,520

1999

$114,379.14

2010

$113,808.46

2021

$74,500

Station tours

Of our many services, we are very happy to provide the public with station tours. Our tours are not just a sightseeing visit. They are very educational about how the department operates and how families can protect themselves from various emergencies. Our firefighters enjoy teaching others about what we do every day. If you are interested in a station, be sure to contact us to schedule.

School visits

Our department believes that saving lives begins in the classroom. We promote this statement by providing school visits whenever we are called upon. Our department helps to educate the community's youth by providing in-school fire safety education provided by our state-certified Fire Safety Educator. In the fire service, each October is known as Fire Safety Month. During this month, our firefighters regularly visit schools to help educate our youth on the work that is performed each day.

Smoke Detector Blitz

While partnering with the Red Cross, annually, the department assists our community by conducting a smoke detector blitz. This event has firefighters going door to door, offering free smoke detector inspections. During the inspection, firefighters will replace damaged or outdated smoke detectors, or if you need smoke detectors, firefighters will install and educate families on how they work. Citizens of Warner Robins can receive up to two free smoke detectors from the fire department. If you need a smoke detector, visit your local Warner Robins Fire Station for more details or contact us.

Kids Yule Love

Starting mid-November, each fire station becomes a donation point for Christmas gifts. These gifts are donated to Kids Yule Love, an organization that distributes them to less fortunate children in the Middle Georgia area. As gifts accumulate, boxes are set out in all fire stations and then collected by Kids Yule Love staff for further distribution.