Firefighters in the News – Nov 22, 2017
Milwaukee Fire Department donates free winter coats to local students
Milwaukee Firefighters will donate approximately 5,000 winter coats to local kids this month.
For the sixth year, MFD is working with Operation Warm to provide free coats for children at Milwaukee schools.
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.
Newark firefighters, Chaneyfield Jenkins team up for Operation Warm
“It’s an amazing initiative for the kids in Newark,” Tarantino said. “These kids don’t want to take these coats off and they have smiles from ear to ear. We’ve been doing it four years in a row and we choose a different ward each year. We try to pick schools in those areas that are the least privileged.”
GROUPS RAISE FUNDS TO PURCHASE 130 WINTER COATS FOR SALEM KIDS
This fall, over 130 Salem children from low income families will receive brand-new winter Coats Courtesy of The Salem Firefighters Local 172. For the 1st year, Salem Firefighters have partnered with Operation Warm, a national non-profit dedicated to providing hope, happiness and warmth for children in need through the gift of new winter coats.