Rural volunteer fire departments requesting grant funds need to send complete contact information including the mailing address for their VFD, as well as the contact person’s name, email address, and phone number. Also required is a description about their department and the services they provide to the community such as fire, EMS, mutual aid, etc., the number of firefighters and stations, number and age of their fire trucks and EMS vehicles, size of their service area, description of service area (such as what portion is residential, business district, and/or farmland), estimate of population, amount of funding they currently receive and the source(s), and their average annual number of calls broken down by category (such as structure fire, vehicle, EMS, etc.). Also, provide information about annual fundraisers the department does and average amount raised.

In addition, be sure to provide an itemized list of gear or equipment requested along with the cost per item and explanation of why it is needed. This grant is only for gear and/or equipment, not vehicles.

And feel free to include any other details you think will be helpful in helping your department receive this gift.

Send the request and all information to 

Thank you.

Mailing address:
Carol Landau
PO Box 550193
Earth Plaza
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33355-0193

12 Responses to Contact

  1. are an inspiration to all those who knew you. I have checked your blog a few times over the years, but obviously not enough to know the challenges you have been facing. You are quite a courageous person. Know that empathy is your pain in my heart and I am sending you heartfelt wishes for Godspeed. Your legacy is the blessings you are bestowing to others and you are to be commended. Let us not be weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Sincerely, Patty Vancheri

  2. Jann says:

    Carol, you are just amazing. Go girl, with grace and love.
    Peace and many blessings,


  3. Adele Francese says:

    Hi Carol, Thinking of you. Hope you’re doing ok. Chipper sends his love. So does Cassie and Porky. My greys hatched two babies. They are. Almost 3 weeks old now. I really miss all the birdie babies. Take care my friend, love Adele

  4. Nancy Chatfield says:

    I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the donations you have given. I am a member of the Meridian Vol. Fire Dept. and your donation will help us so much. Thank you again,
    Nancy Chatfield

  5. joe Muraca says:

    I just read Sept Fire House magazine . I saw your picture in the article.
    I (WE) the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department would be HONORED if you have a patch ? insignia that we could hang a patch on our wall .
    For a individual to take the time to help our brothers and sisters with out expecting anything in return , well Carol you are giving the true meaning of being a VOLUNTEER , We aren’t here for the $$$$ , we are here for the calling .
    We pray you can get well enough to visit us soon .
    If you don’t have a patch yet please make one so your foundation can include a patch with every future donation . Gear , hose etc. will wear out but a patch will last lifetimes .
    Joe Muraca
    Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department

  6. Hi Carol..Happy New Year! Glad to see you are still enjoying yourself and having good experiences. Sorry to hear you are in more pain, but I am familar with VITAS as they helped my Mom and they were very caring and compassionate. Your stories are all very interesting and a reminder to all of us to slow down and don’t take each day for granted. I donated my 10″ ponytail this month to “Locks of Love”, so now my hair is short and highlighted! I smiled when I read that you had also donated your hair in the past. It is so cool to read about the “places you have gone, and the people you have met”! I also like those interesting tidbits about Shel and Peter Max and all the other cool people you surround yourself with. May God continue to bless you with great things each day you have! I would like to meet you for lunch some Saturday maybe? Let me know….Hugs…Patty Vancheri

  7. Lacy Passos says:

    Hi Carol,
    Finally had time to sit down and read your posts.
    Girl, you did a such wonderful job writing about the puzzles and about
    our little Store. Can’t thank you enough.

    Keep up the good work.

    Lots of blesssings,

    Lacy Passos
    Prestigious Puzzles

  8. John Gleason says:

    how can we reach you by phone

    I am at 561-809-6355

  9. Tom says:

    Hi Babydoll,
    Hope God spares your pain and allows a peaceful life. Thinking of you and wishing I could make it better.

  10. Josh D says:

    I just listened to your story at a meeting. Thank you for sharing. You are a wonderful Human and I am better for hearing your story!

  11. Ron Golat says:

    Hello Cricket!

    I know your Birthday is close. I wanted to take the time to wish you a Happy Birthday!
    From time to time, I read about your travels, and I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. I am proud to call you my friend.

    Safe travels!


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