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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. 


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01 Full Member - Annual Donation 

This is the full membership for career or volunteer Firefighters. This membership includes Paragon Society. Once you become a member, you can hold an Executive Office position on the board! Memberships renew every year on July 1st.  

02 Full Member - Quarterly Donation 

This membership is the same as the Full Member Annual, but has a quarterly dues payment of $93. The dues are payable on July 1st, October 1st, January 1st, and April 1st.  This membership includes Paragon Society. Once you become a member, you can hold an Executive Office position on the board! 

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03 First Responder Membership

This membership is for First Responders who are current EMTs/Paramedics and/or hope to become firefighters. 

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

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04 Friends of Paragon - Donors

For those who are not Firefighters nor First Responders, yet appreciate our work - you too 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

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03 Student Membership  

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.  

Please be sure to check out our Scholarships page!!!! 

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

The Executive Development Institute

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