Pull a Fire Truck: It’s Time for Hero’s Haul
It’s time for the 4th Annual Hero’s Haul Fire Truck Pull in Milwaukee!
Each fall, the Milwaukee firefighters provide thousands of Operation Warm coats to kids in need, more than 34,000 in total since 2011. They bring warmth and spirit to everything they do for their Warm Up Winter initiative, including the annual Hero’s Haul. Alongside partners Great Lakes Distillery, Ignite the Spirit Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee Radio Alliance, twenty teams of ten will storm the street and pull a Milwaukee fire truck across a city block, with the community cheering them on.
Each team that competes in the Hero’s Haul gets huge bragging rights — this is no everyday competition! Annual participants include firefighters from Milwaukee and other departments, fitness clubs and groups, moving companies, and more. Prizes are awarded for the team with the fastest time, but also for those that raise the most in donations towards this incredible cause, where every dollar raised is used by Warm Up Winter for brand new winter coats for children in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
This year, the fire truck pull will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, September 28, at the Great Lakes Distillery. Attendance is free for spectators, and we have new children’s activities planned and great food available at this family-friendly event. There is truly nothing like the Hero’s Haul!
Join hundreds of fire departments across the country to give brand new coats to children in the communities you protect.