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.
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.
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 - Flagstaff International Relief Effort is dedicated to providing resources and support to communities in need, reducing poverty, and improving the quality of life.


FIRE works with partners at all levels - local, national, and international - to implement Empowering Programs targeted at communities.



FIRE strives to maintain a core set of values within every aspect of the organization - from the way programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated; to relationships with partners and co-workers. Encompassed in this is the ultimate value of respect - respect for each other, for our partners, for those marginalized by society, for the global community, for underserved issues, and for stakeholders and local leadership.

Responsible – Reliably meeting deadlines on-time, honoring commitments and expectations

Efficient – Achieving maximum productivity without wasted effort or expense

Sustainability – Ensuring our programs have a replicable design and local ownership for long-term impact

Partnerships – Strategically building partnerships with national stakeholders and trustworthy organizations

Empowering – Helping to build capacity and leadership in local communities

Communication – Open, honest, timely, and culturally sensitive communication

Transparency – Openly, clearly, and accurately sharing all information related to our operations and nances

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FIRE is a registered 501c.3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.