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Donations for New Orleans

Help Facilitate New Orleans' Recovery!

About the Command Vehicle

The command vehicle will house a variety of equipment—reference manuals, hazardous chemicals information, communications equipment (such as phones, radio, video, VoIP, data) computers and a weather station just to name some of the equipment. Your donation would ensure communications interoperability during critical times, allowing the New Orleans Fire Department to continue to protect and serve its citizens in all situations.

New Orleans is near and dear to RIMS—the first ever RIMS Conference was held in the Big Easy in 1963 and the city has hosted the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition seven times over the years. We returned to New Orleans for RIMS 2007 and hosted a Comedy Benefit featuring Dennis Miller to help the city overcome the devastation it suffered from Hurricane Katrina. RIMS is purchasing a new mobile command unit for the New Orleans Fire Department to assist with the city's strategic recovery plan. It is a much-needed vehicle and will become an integral part of its emergency response capabilities.

RIMS goal is to raise enough money to purchase this equipment for the Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department and donate it on behalf of RIMS members and supporters. The RIMS 2007 Comedy Benefit raised a significant portion of the amount needed, but we still need your help. Make a donation today and encourage your company to do the same. New Orleans needs your help!

To show our support, RIMS has donated $50,000 and will match "dollar for dollar" individual and RIMS chapter contributions up to an additional $50,000!

No amount is too large or too small!!! Making a contribution is easy—go to, print out the form, and mail it back with your information today.


About Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department: The 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was created for charitable, educational and social welfare purposes to assist the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD). The Fire Department was responsible for thousands of rescue missions despite the loss of infrastructure, communications, fire stations, apparatus, vehicles and equipment to the hurricane. Tax identification number 72-1274170.

Thank you to our generous contributors:

RIMS Chapters:
British Columbia-Canada
Broward County
Dallas/Fort Worth
Florida North Central
Golden Gate
Greater Miami
New Jersey
New York
Ontario RIMS
Rocky Mountain
Santa Clara

Individual Contributors
Lisa Balcerak
Mel Bangs
Lara Baugh
Karen Beier
Mike Beier
Barbara Bennett
Jan Bourhill
Deborah Bucksbaum
Jeff Bullen
Rachel Cain
Dan Carter
Helen Chue
Leslie Cohen
Diana Dean
Victor Dizengoff
Steve Doss
Paul Dumas
Victoria Ewert
Patricia Flaagan
William Ferguson
Carol Fox
Lee Garven
Beth Grossman
Kevin Grudzien
Jackie Hair
Jolynn Holzwart
John B. Hughes
Catharine Jones
Michael Liebowitz
Deborah Luthi
Teresa Majcher
Mike McDonald
Janice McGraw
Karen Miller
Craig Nelson
Mary Roth
Jerry Todd
Dawn Trotto
Ellen Vinck
Ron and Kelly Winans

Corporate Contributors
Actec Systems
AIG Disaster Relief Fund
AM Best
Aon Corporation
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
AXIS Insurance
British Virgin Islands
Business Insurance
CNA Insurance
DriverCare/CEI Group, Inc.
Eschen, Frenkel Weisman Gordon
EFI Global, Inc.
FM Global
GAB Robins
Global Risk Consulting
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co.
Insurance Overload/StaffPath
International Captive Consultants Ltd.
Liberty Mutual
Marshall Dennehey Warner
MedRisk, Inc.
Risk & Insurance Magazine
Risk Management Solutions
Safety National Casualty Corp.
Sedgwick CMS
StrataCare, Inc.
3i Interpreting
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
XL Insurance
York Insurance Services Group, Inc.

Be a part of the RIMS and Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department effort to raise money to donate a new mobile command unit to the New Orleans Fire Department. Make your contribution today!



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