• Fire Protection Cares


    In 2004 Brooks Equipment created Fire Protection Cares which aids several charities and national organizations. In 2005 we partnered with the Make-A- Wish Foundation® helping dozens of children struggling with life-threatening illnesses fulfill their dreams. In the wake of a year full of natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, we gathered support from customers and employees alike to donate $50,000 in cash and resources to the American Red Cross and Hearts with Hands to aid in disaster relief and recovery efforts. For the past 11 years Brooks Equipment has annually been one of the biggest sponsors in North Carolina for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Every year our employees participate in the Walk For Wishes fundraising event, raising thousands upon thousands of dollars to support the charity organization. This year we set a personal best, collecting almost $30,000 to donate to the foundation. Through our philanthropic efforts, Brooks Equipment is proving that we distribute more than just fire equipment.

    Other annual fundraisers include:

    • Make-A-Wish® Basketball Tournament
    • The Brooks Equipment Pool Tournament
    • Walk For Wishes
    • Make-A-Wish® Corporate Breakfast


    Brooks' Make-A-Wish Kids and Philanthropy Events

    Tim Foughty Inaugural Memorial Golf Tournament (2015)

    Starting in 2005, Tim helped build a legacy at Brooks Equipment surrounding efforts to support Make-A-Wish®, to this day we channel Tim’s desire to make a difference in children’s lives. In its first year the golf tournament gathered nearly 20 company sponsors to raise money for the foundation Tim cherished most.




    Abby (2014) - Hanging Out with Elsa From ‘Frozen’

    Abby was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare genetic condition known as Sanfilippo Syndrome. Thanks to generous donations Abby was able to visit Walt Disney World® and see her favorite princess from Disney’s Frozen.




    Brooks Equipment Silent Auction (2013)

    Just one of the many smaller events Brooks employees sponsor--In October of 2013 Brooks Equipment held a silent auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. The company-wide event raised over $2,300.00 in donations.




    Jack (2012) - Backstage with John Cena

    Jack is a life-long fighter of Cerebral Palsy, and thanks to efforts from donations Jack was able to see his idol in real life! Jack got the opportunity to attend a WWE wrestling match and meet his favorite wrestler backstage, JOHN CENA!!!




    Josh (2012) - Experiencing the Wizarding World

    Josh has the most infectious smile, even after battling Cerebral Palsy since he was three months old. His wish was to experience the magic of Harry Potter World, but the magic didn’t end there!




    Caitlyn (2011) - Helping Princesses

    Thanks to generous donors and Brooks Equipment, Caitlin was able to live her dream as a princess at the Walt Disney World® Resort making precious memories with her family.




    Thomas (2005) - Brooks Makes A Dream Come True!

    Through its fundraising efforts and the sale of a Fire Protection Cares / Make-A-Wish T-shirt, Brooks Equipment was able to raise enough money to sponsor a Wish Child and make one boy’s very special wish – to meet NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon – come true...




    Ronnie (2009) - Brooks Makes Another Wish Come True

    Zach is the twelve-year-old son of our very own Inventory Control Manager, and when we met with the MAW reps to discuss our next sponsorship, we had no idea that Zach was one of their Wish Children...




    Zach (2007) - Brooks Sponsors Disney / Nascar Wish Child

    Zach is the twelve-year-old son of our very own Inventory Control Manager, and when we met with the MAW reps to discuss our next sponsorship, we had no idea that Zach was one of their Wish Children...




    Yasmine (2006) - Brooks Hosts Princess Send-Off

    On May 5th, we sponsored and met our newest Wish Child, Yasmine. Yasmine is a beautiful six-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumor. She and her family came to the Brooks office, where we hosted a special luncheon to honor her before she set sail on her dream adventure:a Disney cruise...