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First Michigan Chapter of Project Fire Buddies



Milford Township Fire Fighters IAFF Local 5481 and Milford Fire Department Announce the First Michigan Chapter of Project Fire Buddies


Milford, MI — May 27, 2024 — Milford Township Fire Fighters IAFF Local 5481 and the Milford Fire Department are proud to announce the establishment of the first Michigan chapter of Project Fire Buddies. This milestone signifies a significant expansion of the organization’s mission to provide comfort and joy to children battling critical illnesses.


Project Fire Buddies was created with a singular mission: to bring cheer and support to children in their most challenging times. Firefighters volunteer their time to visit these young warriors, building lasting bonds and creating special memories through a variety of activities and events. Whether it’s a birthday party, a simple visit, or a special outing, the goal is always to bring a smile to a child’s face and let them know they are not alone in their fight.


The Milford chapter of Project Fire Buddies will be led by board members Martin Cook, Joe Bonish, and James Nelson, each bringing their dedication and passion for serving the community. Their leadership will ensure that the children and families in Milford receive the same warmth, care, and camaraderie that Project Fire Buddies is known for across the country.


“Establishing this chapter is a testament to the commitment of our firefighters and the support of our community,” said Martin Cook. “We are honored to be a part of Project Fire Buddies and look forward to making a positive impact in the lives of these brave children and their families.”


The Milford Fire Department and Milford Township Fire Fighters IAFF Local 5481 invite the community to join them in supporting Project Fire Buddies. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children who need it most.


For more information about Project Fire Buddies and how you can get involved, please visit



Milford Fire Fighters – Project Fire Buddies at

[email protected]


About Milford Township Fire Fighters IAFF Local 5481:

Milford Township Fire Fighters IAFF Local 5481 represents the full-time firefighters of Milford, MI, committed to protecting the lives and property of their community through service, education, and advocacy.


About Milford Fire Department:

The Milford Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical services, and rescue operations to the residents of Milford, MI, with a commitment to excellence and community engagement.


For any additional information or media inquiries, please contact the Milford Fire Department at the provided address and phone number.