"It's one of the things we're required to have to do our job, which helps us out a ton; that's awesome. The ability of firefighters to help other firefighters out is really what the fire department is all about: Us looking out for each other and taking care of one another," says Robert Faas, a firefighter with Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund just donated fifty sets of firefighting bunker gear to the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company: That's about $150,000 worth of uniforms.
"We have thirteen chapters across the United States. Last year we actually donated well over a million dollars," says Ryan Knowles, with the Carlisle Fire Company in Milford, Delaware.
The Fund honors Terry Farrell, a fallen firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001.
"We want to give back. We want to give to the ones that are not as fortunate as we've been," says Knowles.
Fire Chief Earl Cogle says it's been an uphill battle to keep his station growing and outfitted, but he calls his volunteers his backbone.
"Being a fire fighter, I don't think there's anything any better for someone to be in to support the community and show your respect back to the community," says Earl Cogle, Fire Chief with the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company.
The station is 100 percent volunteer.
"It's dedication. If you join a volunteer organization, like the fire department, it's got to be in your blood to do it," adds Chief Cogle.
Each emergency call they respond to it another reminder that it takes more than guts to fight fire.
If you would like to give back to fire fighters throughout the country or at your local chapter, see the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund website.