Firefighters in the News – Oct 31, 2017

Maryland Firefighters host new coats for kids drive

It’s a staggering statistic, a new report released by the United Way about a third of Worcester County families can’t afford to provide the basics for their kids.

But that’s where members of the International Association of Fire Fighters here on Delmarva are working to fill in the gap.

Read More – Story credit WMDT ABC

 

boise firefighters strut their stuff to help local children in need

Boise firefighters strut their stuff to help children in need

The Boise Fire Fighters Local 149 will turn the fashion show stereotype on its head—and will turn heads—at the Linen Building on Thursday, Nov. 2, when more than 20 homegrown firefighters (men and women) will stroll the catwalk to raise money for the Community Assistance Fund.

“What we do with the CAF proceeds is we support different community outreach programs like Operation Warm-More than a Coat, where we buy American-produced coats and give them to kids here in the Boise School District.”

Read More – Story credit Boise Weekly

 

fairfax county firefighters distribute over 2,000 coats to kids

Fairfax County firefighters provide 2,000 coats and books to kids in need

All morning Friday, bus after bus pulled into Fairfax County Fire Station 11. Children were buddied up with a firefighter, police officer or volunteer.

Fairfax County Fire Battalion Chief Will Bailey said, “When we’re not running 9-1-1 emergencies, we’re trying to find other ways to help our community.”

Read More – Story Credit WJLA ABC

 

virginia kids will be warm this winter thanks to Stafford co. firefighters

Firefighters in Stafford County spent Thursday morning packing up more than 1,300 coats for children in need

Firefighters in Stafford County spent Thursday morning packing up more than 1,300 coats for children in the county.

Watch More – Story credit NBC 4 Washington

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