Fire Fighters in the News – November 30th, 2018

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Augusta county partnership works to keep kids warm this winter

Augusta County Fire- Rescue is working with Augusta County Public Schools to provide 131 students between kindergarten and 12th grade with brand new winter coats. The coats were distributed to students on Thursday November 29th. 

‘”I think it’s great because we’re able to give back to the community,” Greg Schacht of Augusta County- Fire Rescue said.’

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winslow fire department is raising money for coats for local children

Many children in Maine do not have a proper winter coat to keep them warm during the brutal winter season, but the Winslow Fire Department is doing something about it.

The Winslow Fire Fighters have partnered with Operation Warm to give coats to kids in need. Winslow Fire is currently raising money to purchase coats from Operation Warm; their goal is to raise $2,000 and currently they have raised $800.

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Plains Township fire fighters deliver coats to kids

Fire trucks were parked outside of Leo Solomon Elementary School, but not for an emergency. Inside, the Plains Township Fire Department was delivering brand new winter coats to kids in need.

‘”Unfortunately, in these days and age, we don’t have a lot of kids that can afford a lot of these great coats that are donated today, so they will certainly be useful and beneficial for them,” said Solomon Elementary Principal Sean Flynn.’

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massena permanent fire fighters are raising money for operation warm

The Massena Permanent Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 2220, are working to raise $1,700 for 50 coats for local children in need.

“Donations can be made in person at the Massena fire station, sent in to the Permanent Fire Fighters or online at https://give.operationwarm.org/massena.”  

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