FIRE - Flagstaff International Relief Effort
FIRE - Flagstaff International Relief Effort is a non-profit and non-government organization (NGO) operating since 1999. FIRE is a registered 501c.3 organization in the United States, headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona, with a registered NGO branch of office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and small operation in Langtang, Nepal. After 16 years of work, FIRE continues to evolve, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Through sustainable programming, FIRE strives to empower communities and individuals.
In 2015 FIRE started a project to help the village of Langtang, Nepal rebuild after the April 25 earthquake. This has grown into a small office with local representatives in Kathmandu and Langtang. In 2016, FIRE teamed up with Grand Canyon Wildlands Council to coordinate a media group - the Ed Fund, in memory of our longtime collaborator and supporter, Ed George.
FIRE’s Mongolian programs currently focus primarily on viral hepatitis and liver cancer prevention through research, training, supply distribution, awareness campaigns, testing, and vaccination targeted at the general population and health care facilities and workers. These life-changing programs are strategically and responsibly implemented through partnerships with the Mongolian Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University and Rotary International.