Welcome to the Vancouver Firefighters' Charitable Society!
The VFCS represents Vancouver Firefighters' dedication to Community,
and the desire to help better the lives of the less fortunate citizens within it.
Vancouver Firefighters are made up of more than 700 men and women who are fiercely proud of their work and dedicated to serving the people of this city. Their job is to protect citizens' lives and property, responding to all hazards and emergencies, but it doesn't stop there and they don't stop at the end of their shift. The new face of community fundraising, firefighters are deeply involved in their community, donating their own time and their own dime, with over $100,000 in yearly payroll donations helping to fund community programs.
Fundraising is a tradition that started over a century ago, and was made offical in 1998 with the creation of the Vancouver Firefighters' Charitable Society (VFCS). The all charities charity, the VFCS supports a multitude of organizations throughout the Lower Mainland, including CKNW Orphan's Fund, the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund, BC Children's Hospital, VGH and UBC Foundations, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and Raise-a-Reader.