Firefighters give free coats to Lakewood students

Friday, November 15, 2019

MARYSVILLE - Dozens of local children received brand new winter coats this week thanks to Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219.

Marysville Fire District Firefighters again partnered with the national nonprofit Operation Warm to provide free coats to all first grade students at Lakewood Elementary School.

“This is one of our favorite events we do,” said MFD Captain/Paramedic Dean Shelton, Vice President and 10th District Rep. for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. “It’s amazing to see the reaction from the kids as they pick out their coats. We know this will help their families focus on other needs this time of year.”

Funding for the coats is generated through a fundraising campaign in partnership with KISW 99.9 FM.

Since joining with Operation Warm in 2012, IAFF Firefighters across North America have provided over 350,000 brand new winter coats to children in need.