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Membership

We are certified as a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your tax deductible donation will help us with our community endeavors, including, but not limited to:


● Scholarships
● Community Outreach
● Educational Programs (Fire Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Health and Safety)
● Mentorship
● Altruism/Benevolence/Activism

Listed below are the 4 membership types we offer. 

If you have any questions or are having financial difficulties, please contact us.  

To apply for membership, please complete the following forms, and then you may submit your membership donation via PayPal. 

Our 
Membership

01 Full Member - Annual Donation 
$300 (savings of $60!)
 

This is for (career or volunteer) Firefighters who want a full. This membership includes Paragon Society AND membership to our parent organization, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF). Memberships expire on a calendar year basis, 12/31 of each year.

02 - Full Member
$31/Monthly

This is for (career or volunteer) Firefighters who want a full. This membership includes Paragon Society AND membership to our parent organization, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF). Memberships expire on a calendar year basis, 12/31 of each year.

03 First Responder Membership
$200/year

This membership is for First Responders. At this time, it does not include the membership to the IABPFF. 

Memberships expire on a calendar year basis, 12/31 of each year.

04 Friends of Paragon - Donors

For those who are not Firefighters nor First Responders, yet appreciate the work we are trying to do - you can support our efforts by donating here! Just click the donate button below and you will be brought to our PayPal donation page.  Remember, all donation are tax dedcutible.  

We are a 501(c)3

03 Student Membership  
FREE

This membership is for the future Firefighters/First Responders who have not yet taken obtained a position with a department.  This is an excellent way for our students to meet mentors, learn, and connect with those who are already firefighters. This membership is for Paragon Society only and does not include voting rights within Paragon Society or the IABPFF.  

The older we get the more we realize that service to others is the only way to stay happy. If we do nothing to benefit others we will do nothing to benefit ourselves.

-Carl Holmes, Asst Fire Chief 

Oklahoma City Fire Department

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