Fire Fighters in the News – December 4th, 2018


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‘It feels warm and nice’: West Valley kids get coats from firefighters

West Valley Firefighters

WEST VALLEY CITY — There was plenty of warmth to go around at Hillsdale Elementary School on Monday.

Nearly 150 students lined up for a turn to pick out a brand new coat, with the help of about 20 delighted firefighters, as part of Operation Warm, a nationwide charity that gives coats to children who may not have them.

“It feels warm and nice,” sixth-grader Vakapuna Foketi said of his new red coat. “It made me feel good because I only had hoodies, not a big coat like this one.”

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Warming hearts and hands: Firefighters give 15 kids brand new winter coats

North Platte Professional Firefighters Local 831

The 15 Washington Elementary School students didn’t know why they were called to the the office, or why they were met by firefighters, their principal and members of local media.

Principal Greg Fruhwirth told them that they’d all been selected to receive a brand new coat from the firefighters. Soon firefighters — who will donate 166 coats across North Platte’s elementary schools in coming days — began checking coat sizes from the boxes behind them and calling out names. They helped the students into the coats of different sizes and colors.

“I asked for pink and I got pink!” one girl told a friend, before telling her to check out that new coat smell.

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Operation Warm: Firefighters deliver coats for city kids in annual gesture of goodwill

Manchester Firefighters

MANCHESTER, NH – Children swarmed the Beech Street playground for morning recess Friday, most of them bundled up with coats, hats and gloves against the November cold.

Most were dressed for the weather, but not all.

Meanwhile, an assembly line of firefighters pulled up in pick-up trucks and efficiently unloaded boxes full of warm winter coats for students who could use a little “warmth, confidence and hope,” the motto of Operation Warm, a national initiative to get new coats to kids in need.

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Howard students receive coats as part of Operation Warm

Grand Island Professional Firefighters


Grand Island Fire Capt. Justin Ferris said the firefighters and the FOP Lodge did some fundraising throughout the year for Operation Warm. He added the two teamed up with Kinkaider Brewing Co. to allow people to round up their bills to donate to the cause.


Ferris said about $2,400 was raised for Operation Warm to purchase coats to distribute to Howard students Thursday morning. He added 112 coats were ordered to distribute to local children in need.

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