The Fire Foundation is committed to supporting Australians who have been affected by fire to recover and rebuild their lives. Each year, many Australians are affected by fire through bushfires, housefires and other fire related accidents. We provide assistance directly to those affected and we also offer counselling. We recognise the challenges associated and understand the needs of fire victims. Our Founder, Jodee Wyatt lost her home and nearly lost her own life and the lives of her children in a housefire which started in the early hours of the morning. It was through this life changing event that Jodee realised Australia needed a national organisation to assist fire victims. Jodee experienced first hand that even the simplist of daily tasks which are normally taken for granted become so much harder when you are left with nothing because of a housefire. This hardship is increased when there are no organisations in place for people to turn to for assistance, guidance and support. So, in 2011, Jodee established the Fire Foundation to meet Australia’s need.
The Fire Foundation supports those affected by fire in Australia not just immediately following a fire related incident, but into the long term. The level of hardship and frustration that people face after a fire often carries on for months and even years, long after the tragic events have transpired. Fire does not discriminate, so for the Fire Foundation our mission is simple. We aim to provide emergency accommodation, emergency funds and supply basic essentials including food, clothing, toiletries and medical and health products to those affected by fire.