Fire Fighters in the News – December 28th, 2018


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Massena Permanent Firefighters distribute winter coats as part of ‘Operation Warm’

MASSENA — For the third consecutive year, members of Massena Permanent Firefighters, International Association of Firefighters Local 2220 in Massena have made sure that kids in the community have warm coats to bundle up against the winter weather.

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Firefighters partner with Wentzville School District to provide new winter coats for students


Firefighters from the Wentzville Fire Protection District (WFPD) and employees of the Wentzville School District (WSD) distributed hundreds of coats to kids in need at a recent event at Fire Station #1, according to a press release.

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Pleasantville Fire Department gives coats to schoolchildren


PLEASANTVILLE — The Fire Department provided winter coats for area children in need of some extra warmth.

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Great Falls firefighters participate in Operation Warm, handing out 250 brand new coats

GREAT FALLS) Firefighters across the country are handing out coats to kids in need this winter.

On Thursday, Great Falls firefighters participated in Operation Warm and gave kids coats at Head Start.

Through the Browning Kimball Foundation, they were able to receive a grant and purchase roughly 250 brand new coats.

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Philly first responders deliver some early Christmas presents to students in need

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at one Frankford elementary school received some much-needed early Christmas presents last Thursday, just in time for winter.

“Santa is the best,” said 6-year-old Cara Gonzalez.

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Students receive new winter coats at ‘Operation Warm: New Coats for Kids’ event

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Every child should have a warm winter coat during the cold winter months, but many kids from the city’s poorest neighborhoods go without. But thanks to a partnership established in 2012 between Operation Warm and members of the Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics Union Local 22, nearly 600 children at John Marshall Elementary School will be given a brand-new winter coat this holiday season.

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Firefighters donate new winter coats to Colorado Springs kids

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association handed out 365 brand new winter coats to Colorado Springs children Tuesday.

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Beckley Fire Department partners with Operation Warm

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Since 2012, Firefighters across North America have partnered with Operation Warm to provide warm coats to children. The Beckley Fire Department made their last stop Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Beckley Elementary as a part of their Operation Warm Program to give Preschool and Kindergarten students winter coats. Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of a brand new winter coat.

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Wilmington firefighters provide new coats for Snipes students

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – More than 100 students at Snipes Elementary School will have new coats this winter courtesy of some local firefighters.

Firefighters with the Wilmington Professional Firefighters Association Local 129 presented the students with the coats Wednesday morning.

“We are proud to know that because of our efforts, and through the generosity of our citizens, over 100 children will go to school this winter with a new warm coat,” said Jeremiah Duncan, Wilmington master firefighter.

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Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association to provide students with new winter coats

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association announced Sunday that they have raised enough money to provide an entire school’s student body with new winter coats.

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Operation Warm brings coats to students citywide

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Several Paducah students will be warmer and happier this winter with new coats courtesy of Operation Warm.

Operation Warm is a national program that started in 2002 and provides coats to children in need. In 2014, the Paducah Fire Department and members of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

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