Fire Fighters in the News – November 9, 2018
This week on Fire Fighters in the News…
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fire fighters Give out coats in Burnsville and Eagan, Minnesota
More than 500 children received new coats at Rahn Elementary School (Eagan) and Vista View Elementary School (Burnsville).
“’We just wanted to give kids brand new coats to make them feel important enough to have something new and to feel warm,” said Jamie Glove, Burnsville fire fighter. “It’s a great feeling if you’re helping people and seeing the smile on kids’ faces. It breathes life into you. As a fire fighter you see a lot of bad things, so it helps putting some good feelings back in.”
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children in Morgantown, west Virginia receive brand new winter coat thanks to local fire fighters
Over 275 Mongalia County children from low-come families will receive brand new winter coats courtesy of Morgantown Fire fighters IAFF Local 313 and Operation Warm.
‘”With poverty levels reaching 40 percent, our children and school benefit from this program in more than one way,” Local 313 President Jayson Nicewarner said.’
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Pocatello fire fighters union gives coats to disadvantaged children in Idaho
The Pocatello Fire Fighters Union has partnered with Operation Warm for the past five years. This year, coats were distributed at Lincoln Head Start and School District 25 elementary schools.
“Firefighters running the event say sometimes when they’re called to a house for an emergency, they see kids outside with no coats on…”
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Syracuse fire fighters donate coats to children ahead of winter season
Syracuse Fire Fighters Local 280 and Operation Warm hand out 180 coats, hats and gloves on November 8. The distribution took place at P.E.A.C.E. Headstart Preschool Program.
“The coats have deep pockets, warms hoods and a fleece lining…”
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Penn daw fire fighters Distribute coats and books to kids
Penn Daw Fire Station 11 held its annual Fire fighters and Friends coat drive on October 26, giving away more than 3,000 new coats, 500 books to 80 schools, shelters and nonprofits throughout the country. Operation Warm was an important sponsor of the coat drive.
‘”We believe a new winter coat can be more than a coat,” said Fairfax County Fire Battalion Chief Will Bailey, organizer of the event and Fire fighters and Friends founder. It builds self-esteem and tells a child ‘you are worth it and we care.”‘
Join hundreds of fire departments across the country to give brand new coats to children in the communities you protect.