Firefighters in the News – Dec 1, 2017
Brockton firefighters actually brought the heat on this call
Ladder No. 1 rolled into the parking lot blaring its siren and sounding its horn on Wednesday morning.
There wasn’t an emergency, but it was a chance to get children the protection they need from the cold this winter.
Boise firefighters Local 149 help children across 10 elementary schools
Firefighters with Boise Fire’s Local 149 were met with excitement Thursday as they handed out brightly-colored coats to children across the Boise School District.
The coat giveaway is part of the “Operation Warm” program, which is aimed at making sure elementary-age children have a coat to wear as winter weather rolls in. Firefighters gave out 300 coats at Taft, Whittier, Whitney, Jefferson, Hawthorne, Valley View, Lowell, Koelsch, Horizon, and Maple Grove elementary schools.
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“It’s really helpful, especially if a child is ever in an emergency situation they can say, ‘Hey, I remember that they gave us these coats. These are the good guys,’” elementary school counselor Mara Vitali said.
“I like my new coat from the firefighters,” DaShawn Lawson said.
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“To see these kids with the coats and staying warm on their way to school puts a smile on our faces and we’ll be here next year and the year after,” said Patrick Miller, president of IAFF Local 299.