Firefighters for Operation Warm


Since partnering in 2012, IAFF Firefighters have provided brand-new winter coats to over 200,000 children living in need. Our mission is to provide brand new coats to children living in need across North America – positively impacting their school attendance, self-esteem, and overall health & well-being.

Twin Cities Firefighters Give Nearly 3,000 Coats to Kids in Need in Minnesota

How It Works

Each IAFF local can launch a local program that benefits the children in their community.

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Everything you need to know to run an Operation Warm program in your community.

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Our Coats

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A Brief History

In 2012, at the IAFF General Convention in Philadelphia, a resolution was unanimously passed to partner with Operation Warm. The resolution created a new program, Firefighters for Operation Warm. It outlined a USA-Made coat program, branded and designed specifically for IAFF affiliates.

Since 2012, the program has provided 250,000 children nationwide with brand new winter coats. IAFF affiliates who’ve adopted the program have received tremendous publicity and positive reinforcement from their communities and local dignitaries. Year after year, more households across North America will associate the IAFF with the exceptional support they provide to those less fortunate. The Firefighters for Operation Warm program is just one example of firefighters going beyond the call of duty to make a positive impact on their communities.

Firefighters for Operation Warm Stories

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Nashville IAFF Local 140

Nashville Local 140 Provide Coats to Entire School

This past fall, the Nashville Firefighters Local 140 partnered with Operation Warm and community members to give new coats to kids in need at a local elementary school.

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Washington State Firefighters & KISW

Washington State Firefighters & KISW – Partners for Children in Need

KISW and BJ & Migs has partnered with The Washington State Council of Firefighters to raise awareness for their Operation Warm, Firefighters Coats for Kids Program.

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Baltimore Fire Officers

Baltimore Fire Officers & Horizon Services Team Up to Help Children in Baltimore

For several years, the Baltimore City Fire Officers and Fraternal Order of Police have helped kids across Baltimore receive new, USA-made winter coats. This past November, they received an extra hand courtesy of the employee volunteer program Horizon Helps, part of Horizon Services.

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Hero's Haul Fire Truck Pull

How do you normally spend your Saturday? Some real life heroes and weekend warriors got the chance to show their strength of character, while displaying the power of their muscles. The Hero’s Haul Fire Truck pull gives participants the opportunity to go up against real life heroes to prove that they have what it takes to pull a real, official firetruck.

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Coats Made in America

Our made in America manufacturing program supports hundreds of jobs across the country. Our newest supply chain partner, SEKRI, is a nonprofit that provides meaningful work for disabled people and gives the community the support it needs to succeed.

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