2017 Golf Tournament

It’s time for this year’s golf season to kick off with the 19th annual Firefighters’ Golf Tournament. We hope that you and your team will be joining us again this year. This year’s event will take place Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Longshore links. We’ll start the day with a 7:00 am breakfast, followed by 18 holes of golf including cart with an 8:00 am shotgun start.

Like last year it will be a friendly Calloway-scored competition with excellent prizes for the top three scoring foursomes, In addition to the team competition, we will have a number of individual events to test your early season skills: Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin (2 holes), and Closest to the Line – with prizes for each event winner. And if you’re feeling very skillful and/or lucky too you might Hit an Ace and win a New Car in our Hole-In-One contest or dazzle us with your putting and win the CASH prize- with a guaranteed pay out for the closest putt if nobody holes out. As always, we’ll make sure you have plenty of on-course refreshments.

The post match lunch will be held at The Inn at Longshore including open bar for beer, wine and soda. Our (in)famous raffle will follow lunch, and like last year you pick what you play for.

Thanks to your support in 2016 we were able to make donations to the Connecticut Burns Care Camp, The Center for Senior Activities, Westport Warm Up Fund, Hole in the Wall Gang and others – your participation and support is valuable.

Click here for the sign up forms..!!

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Support Us On Giving Day

Hey everyone……….we need your help.
Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation will be participating in the Fairfield County Giving Day tomorrow, March 9 2017. This event is 24 hours of giving to local non-profits.
The link to our giving page is……
Our focus for this participation is on providing scholarships to firefighters and their dependents.
If you are able to, please visit our donation page and consider making a minimum donation of ten dollars, or more if you are able to donate more. All of the money that we receive will be used for providing much needed scholarships for our Firefighters continued education and also educational scholarships for our Firefighters dependents.
Thank you so much for all of your support over the past few years. We truly appreciate everything you do to support us.

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Support WUFCF with a SMILE…..!!!


amazon-smileSupport us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at  smile.amazon.com/ch/46-5176644 and Amazon donates to Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation.
There is no extra cost for you to use this link.
Thank you for your support.

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Change Clocks – Change Batteries.

Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, November 6, and marks the 29th anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, which reminds us to change the batteries and test our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This simple act can be lifesaving.
Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it’s essential that every home has working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.
In addition to changing your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries this weekend, it is recommended to take these additional steps to protect your life, your loved ones, and your home:

· Test alarms once a month using the test button.

· Replace smoke alarms if they are more than 10 years old or don’t work properly when tested.

· Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, and both inside and outside of sleeping areas.

· For the best protection, equip your home with a combination of ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual-sensor alarms.

· Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout your home so that when one sounds, they all sound.

· Make sure everyone in your home understands the warning of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.

· Review your home escape plan and location of your family’s meeting spot.

For more information contact Westport Fire Prevention Division at: (203) 341-5020.

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Support WUFCF Everyday….!!

There is an easy way to help Westport Firefighters raise funds for the WUFCF Charitable Foundation, especially during the upcoming holiday periods.


By clicking on the link above, when you shop at Amazon, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your purchase to WUFCF. There is no added cost to you and selection of products is not restricted in any way. This is just an easy way for everyone to help us to help our community.

Thank you in advance…!!

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Fire Prevention Week – October 9 – 15, 2016


Westport Firefighters urge all Westport residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years.

Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure.

A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is a concern for your firefighters and NFPA, along with fire departments throughout the country, because smoke alarms don’t last forever.

Time and again, we have seen the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire, but also seen the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working properly. That’s why we’re making a concerted effort to educate Westport residents about the overall importance of smoke alarms, and that they do have a life limit.

Smoke alarms should be replaced at least every 10 years, but because the public is generally unaware of this requirement, many homes have smoke alarms past their expiration date, putting people at increased risk.

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, NFPA is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are and replacing them once they’re 10 years old. Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2016.

To find out how old your smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date of manufacture is marked. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not the date of purchase). Smoke alarms should be tested monthly, and that batteries should be replaced twice a year when clocks are changed or when they begin to chirp, signaling that they’re running low.

For more information on smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

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Firefighter Completes Triathlon to Benefit 9/11 Memorial


Westportnow.com photo.

Westport firefighter Benjamin Racho, 41, receives congratulations today near the finish line of the Fairfield County Bank Westport Kiwanis Club Triathlon at Compo Beach. Racho, running with his 80-pounds of gear and the Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation were raising funds for the maintenance of the Connecticut 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park.

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