The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in memory of Terry Farrell, a decorated member of Rescue 4 FDNY and Chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department. Terry, along with 342 of his brothers, perished on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center Attack. Our fund is here to assist firefighters, and their families, with medical, educational, and equipment needs. We support the firefighters who serve our communities. The fund is operated predominantly by firefighters, along with friends of the fund. We operate on a volunteer basis in order to give back to our firefighting community.
Terry Farrell was a father, a husband, a brother, and a dedicated firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001, during the World Trade Center attack. Among the 343 heroes who died that day, he was in Tower Two when it collapsed.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established after the events of September 11, 2011 to support firefighters and their families with Educational, Medical Emergency and Equipment Grants. There are over 1.1 million firefighters in the United States. Every three days, one heroic individual gives up his or her life answering the call. Every three minutes, a firefighter is seriously injured on the job. The Terry Fund provides much needed relief to firefighters and families facing hardship. The fund also distributes donated surplus equipment to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively.