Fire Fighters in the News – October 26, 2018

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Local firefighters hand out coats to children

Jeffrey Hays, president of local Firefighters Union chapter 1098, took over the Operation Warm initiative after the old union president left the department.”

“’I decided I got tired of everyone talking about it so I decided to do something about it,’ Hays said. ‘So I decided to take it upon myself and get it on a ball and try and get it going.’…”

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South King Fire and Rescue delivers more than 130 coats to kindergarteners, first graders

“As colder weather nears, South King Fire and Rescue has made it a mission to keep the community cozy.”

“‘We’re hoping the coats positively impact the students practically by keeping them warm and creates a positive connection to public servants, specifically the fire department and school teachers,’ said Jeff Bellinghausen, community affairs officer for South King Fire and Rescue…”

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Lincoln Firefighters made a special delivery

“One of the Lincoln Firefighters said the look on the children’s faces makes it all worthwhile.

“They are all so excited and they can’t believe that they are really getting this coat and it’s there coat, a lot of times we hear that it’s the first new thing they’ve ever had so we’re just happy to be able to help,” said Jason Love.”

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Stevens Point Firefighters for Operation Warm

SPFD kicks off annual Coats for Kids campaign

“We like to go around to the schools and size the kids first; before the coats come in,” Zander said. “The only thing worse than not having a ‘good’ winter coat is not having a winter coat that fits right.”

The department works with Operation Warm, a national organization that provides quality winter coats, made in the United States, to students via fundraising platforms like the one at SPFD.

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