Firefighters Helping Firefighters was born out of the tragic Southwest Inn Fire in 2013 and since then we have provided over $206,000 to 64 fire families in crisis. There is no other organization in Houston that serves active duty firefighters and yet there is a significant and growing need. We have many firefighter families suffering from life threatening illnesses requiring extended medical care, many have had major surgeries, some have suffered loss of their dependents and some families have lost their firefighter in the line of duty. We are THEIR safety net. In addition to these services for firefighters, we also give back to the community through our Hangin’ With Heroes program where our firefighters spend quality time with hospitalized children playing games, doing art, telling stories and having fun. This program is soon expanding to adult physical and mental rehabilitation hospitals and clinics.