Fire Fighters in the News – December 14th, 2018


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“We’re here to help,” Firefighters Help Buy Kids in Need New Winter Coats

 IAFF Local 34 firefighters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark – Coats for kids.

Firefighters have donated part of their paychecks to help raise money so children could receive the gift of warmth this holiday season.

Stephens Elementary School in Little Rock received brand-new winter coats through Operation Warm, courtesy of Little Rock firefighters and Entergy Arkansas.

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Charleston Fire Department celebrates 125-year anniversary

One thing, though, has not changed. Archives in Sharp’s collection include photos of a fire department band, a fire department baseball team and turn-of-the-century firefighters giving children in the communities horseback rides when they were transitioning to motorized vehicles.

“We are still doing projects like that,” Sharp said. “This year, the CFD is doing Operation Warm, where they purchase new coats for kids and distribute them…

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Beckley Firefighter Association gives coats to Raleigh County Head Start students

Beckley Firefighter Association

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Preschool students at the Raleigh County Community Action Head Start center wiggled around and raised their arms to make sure their new coats were a perfect fit.

It was all thanks to the Beckley Fire Fighters Association and their President Rick Fisher, who made it his mission to keep these children warm for the past three years by gifting them with free coats. The number of children receiving coats continues to grow over the years.

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South Beach firefighters donate more than 100 coats to local kids

South Beach Firefighters

South Beach firefighters and their community partners were able to purchase more than 100 new winter coats for kids in the South Beach area during their annual coat drive, Operation Warm.

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A very warm mission

Firefighters, Bruins hand out new coats to Lawrence kids

Professiopnal Firefighters of Massachusetts

LAWRENCE — The boy questioned the firefighter: Was the new jacket really his to keep?

“This is my coat? I don’t have to give it back?” the kindergartner asked Richard MacKinnon Jr., president of the statwide union Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts.

Union members, Lawrence firefighters and Boston Bruins players teamed up Wednesday afternoon and donated brand-new winter jackets to dozens of students at the Parthum School on East Haverhill Street.

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MASSENA — For the third consecutive year, members of Massena Permanent Firefighters, International Association of Firefighters Local No. 2220 are helping to keep kids warm.

They’re participating in a program called “Operation Warm” and will be providing winter coats to children in need in Massena. This year’s effort is being organized by Chris Bertrand and Justin Niles.

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WILKES-BARRE — The size was right and the pink color, perfect.

Emily Scibek wore her new winter coat indoors Friday after she and some of her fourth-grade classmates received the coats from city firefighters, police and ambulance unions through Operation Warm.

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