We're very pleased you are visiting our web site to learn more about the St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation.
In January 1999, while playing squash, I suffered a sudden and severe ventricular fibrillation. The St. Louis Fire Department responded immediately to the 911 emergency call and I, fortunately, responded to their professional treatment. Today I am healthy and devoted to helping the firefighters and medics receive the clothing, equipment and training they need to do their jobs.
As President and Co-Founder of the Foundation, I urge you to consider supporting the St. Louis Fire Department through the Lifesaving Foundation by giving a generous gift.
The Automated External Defibrillators we provide help protect the lives and health of our professional lifesavers as they carry out their heroic duties.
Dennis M. Jenkerson
The St. Louis Fire Department is charged with protecting and providing for the safety of the citizens of the city of St. Louis.
To do this, it takes the dedication of many brave men and women. These responders deserve the best lifesaving equipment we can give them. They put their lives on the line for you.
The Department responds to an average of 140,000 calls each year. Each call is a chance to help someone, but frequently also turns out to be a very dangerous situation.
The St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation is a way that individuals, corporations and organizations can contribute to helping the life-savers help you. Through the Foundation, new technology in safety gear can be purchased and educational opportunities can be provided which can mean the difference in life and death situations.
I would like to thank you for helping us protect the men and women of the Fire Department through your generous donations. These donations will allow us to better serve our public.