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Homes for Heroes and the Virginia State Firefighters Association (VSFA) have announced a partnership to help firefighter, EMS, and EMT professionals’ save when purchasing, selling, or refinancing a home. VSFA members, their families, and their first responder friends will be eligible to take advantage of the Hero Rewards program, which provides discounts, savings, and rewards on real estate transactions.

Through the Hero Rewards program, firefighters, EMS/EMT professionals’ and other eligible heroes maximize savings on a home. The average person saves at least $2,400 when buying or selling a home through the program, not including the additional savings available from real estate agents, loan officers, title companies, home inspectors, and other related expenses. To date, the program has saved heroes over $94 million on their real estate transactions.

Homes for Heroes will also make a donation to the Virginia State Fire & EMS Association (VSFEMSA) for every firefighter, EMS/EMT professional and other eligible heroes who utilize the Hero Rewards program through the VSFA’s webpage on the Homes for Heroes web site, located at The Mission of the Virginia State Fire & EMS Association is to assist the over 600 Fire and EMS Organizations and their 35,000 volunteer and career members from across the Commonwealth as they provide fire and all hazard protection to the Citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“We were very excited about this partnership when Greg first mentioned it to me,” VSFA Executive Director, Larry Gwaltney said. “At VSFA, we are constantly seeking for ways to not only advance the fire service in Virginia, but also to take care of our first responders and helping them buy, sell or refinance their houses and get rewarded for it is just an amazing way to do so.”

“In our mission to thank every hero in the nation, partnering with the Virginia State Firefighters Association allows both our organizations to work together to give back to those who work tirelessly every day to keep us and our homes safe,” said Greg Cecchettini, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Homes for Heroes. “We are looking forward to working with the VSFA members on their next real estate transaction.”

To learn more and take advantage of the program, visit

About Homes for Heroes
Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists; committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home. Shortly after 9/11, Homes for Heroes, Inc. was established to give back to firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, military (active, reserves, and veterans), healthcare professionals, and teachers for all they do. Since 2009, Homes for Heroes, Inc., has helped over 52,000 heroes save over $94 million on their real estate transactions, sold over $13 billion in real estate to heroes, actively partnered with 4,200 like-minded real estate and mortgage professionals who’ve joined in the mission, and donated over $1,000,000 to heroes in need through the Homes for Heroes Foundation. Learn more about Homes for Heroes at