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Firefighter Founders

We launched the LENS Foundation with generous donations from our "Fifty Founders," dedicated to supporting the Isle of Palms Police Department (IOPPD). Earlier this year, we proudly extended our mission to include the Isle of Palms Fire Department (IOPFD), recognizing that a true first responder community encompasses all first responders from both police and fire departments. We now invite those who were not among the initial Founders to join us as "Firefighter Founders." Your support will help us expand our services to the dedicated men and women of the IOPFD, with a primary focus on wellness initiatives.

Become a Firefighter Founder

Firefighter Founders are asked to make a minimum tax-deductible donation of $500 to help grow LENS’ services. Checks can be made out to The LENS Foundation/IOP/FF and mailed to:

The LENS Foundation
1050 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 912
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


Or by clicking the button below and selecting "Firefighter Founders" on the dropdown menu: 





About the Isle of Palms Fire Department (IOPFD)

The IOPFD responds to various emergencies alongside their law enforcement partners, including structure fires, medical emergencies, and advanced life support care. They perform search and rescue operations on land, in the Atlantic Ocean, and in other waterways. Their personnel are trained in hazardous materials, technical rescue, and vehicle extrication.

Over 70% of emergency calls involve both Police and Fire responding together to incidents such as building fires, medical emergencies, water rescues, and vehicle accidents. These first responders work in unison to address life safety hazards and support each other in community awareness and risk reduction activities. They also provide essential services to business owners through fire and life safety code compliance, similar to how the Police Department engages in community policing.

Focus on Fire Prevention and Education

A key focus of the IOPFD is fire prevention education and safety. Preventing fires and accidents is our ultimate goal, achieved through school programs, an annual “Open House” during Fire Prevention Week, and ongoing smoke detector and home safety educational programs.

Join Us in Supporting Our First Responders

We are fortunate to have such well-trained and progressive fire and police departments in our community. Partnering with the LENS Foundation as a "Firefighter Founder” is a wonderful opportunity to assist our first responders and support public safety programs. 


On behalf of our public safety officials and the LENS Team, we thank you for your consideration.

Become A Firefighter Founder


Made out to: The LENS Foundation/IOP/FF  Mailed to:

The LENS Foundation IOP
1050 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 912
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464



Click the button below and select "Firefighter Founders" on the dropdown menu: 

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