Fire Fighters in the News – November 2nd, 2018


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Wichita Fire fighters give out coats to students before the cold

For the third year in a row, Wichita Fire Fighters, in partnership with Operation Warm, handed out over 250 brand new winter coats at Colvin Elementary on Monday, October 29.

‘”It’s getting kind of wintery out,” said Christopher, a student at Colvin Elementary. “It’s almost like Christmas. So, I think that that’s a very thankful thing that they do.”’

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operation warm gives back to Virginia community

Fairfax County Fire District partnered with Operation Warm to deliver over 250 brand new coats to children in need.

‘”We can’t help what situation we were born into. But we want to folks to know that we care,” said Willie Bailey, the Fairfax Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief.’

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Missoula Rural fire district partners with operation warm

On Tuesday October 30, 250 of Missoula’s underprivileged kids will be protected from the cold this winter thanks to Operation Warm.

“This is a great event that has helped us over the past five years,” said Stead. “It helps families so they don’t have to purchase coats for their children, and it’s also a great community partnership with Missoula Rural Fire.”

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Fire fighters hand out over 1,000 coats to students in Nebraska

The Lincoln Fire Fighters Association (IAFF Local 644) and Operation Warm provided new coats to students at three Lincoln elementary schools last week. The Lincoln Fire Fighters have donated over 2,700 coats since they first partnered with Operation Warm in 2014.

On October 24th the coats were distributed to Saratoga Elementary, on October 25th coats were given out to Belmont Elementary, and October 26th coats were distributed to Norwood Park Elementary.

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Super Bowl Hat Sales Help put coats on needy kids in Minnesota

During last year’s Super Bowl, Minneapolis Fire Fighters sold hats and raised over $160,000. Money from the hat sales will be used to donate new coats to ten different schools this year.

On October 30, students from Anderson United Community School received brand new winter coats from Twin City Fire Fighters and Operation Warm. For the past six years, Minneapolis fire fighters have teamed up with Operation warm to purchase coats for children in need.

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Local fire fighters in Nebraska raise money for coats

Children in North Platte Elementary School will receive 200 brand new coats this year thanks to a fundraiser by the North Platte Professional Fire Fighters Local 831.

The coats will be donated to North Platte Elementary and any left over coats will be donated to Groovy Granny’s, a local business that donates coats throughout the winter.

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