Dear Friend of the Firefighter,
Can you think of a time when you were cold? The teeth-chattering, knee-knocking, able-to-see-your-breath, type of cold? In this instance, you may have been wearing a coat, but imagine if you weren’t… imagine if you didn’t own a coat and that was out of your control. For 16.1 million children in the US, this is a harsh reality. Many of these children are forced to walk to and from school or wait for the bus in sub-freezing temperatures.
Little Rock Professional Firefighters, Local No. 34 has decided to take action. By partnering with Operation Warm, a national non-profit, we’re committed to providing brand new, American-made, winter coats to children living in these unfortunate circumstances.
IT’S MORE THAN A COAT. This program has the potential to strengthen our community in more ways than one. Beyond warmth, a new coat positively impacts a child’s school attendance, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being. In addition, USA coat manufacturing creates American jobs and boosts the economy – we’ve supported over 200 jobs since 2013.
We need YOUR support! The more partners involved in our program, the more local children we can reach. As a sponsor, you would have the opportunity to volunteer at our distribution event(s), be publicly recognized for your support, and experience, first-hand, the joy that comes along with putting a brand new coat on a child in need. Keep in mind that this is not a coat drive – we gratefully accept monetary or in-kind donations to fund this initiative. Without your help, our goal of providing an entire elementary school with coats may be diminished. Please help us make a difference; help local children in need.
I look forward to connecting with you to further discuss this opportunity.
Little Rock Firefighters, IAFF Local 34 (501)352-7716
Donate Online: www.operationwarm.org/littlerock
Or by Check: Please make checks payable to Operation Warm Inc.
MEMO: Little Rock Firefighters
Mail to: Operation Warm, Inc.
P.O Box 822431
Philadelphia, PA 19182
Operation Warm is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 Tax ID Number: 38-3663310
Little Rock Firefighters, I would like to thank those members that came out and helped collect for the annual MDA Fill the Boot. This year we raised $29,039.75 in our two day collections. Below are some of the previous year's totals. 2007--$20,500 (one day) 2008--$50,057.67 2009--$44,001 2010--$40,857 2011- -$42,265.49 2012--$41,524 2013--$54,165.23 2014--$48,740.39 As you can tell the number collected this year is drastically lower than previous years. Thanks to those members that came out and collected, the E- board really appreciates it and I know the MDA Families does as well. Be safe, Charles
ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament
The 23rd Annual Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament was a great success. Thank you for all the volunteers, players, and sponsors.
Thank you to all the members that bought tickets/squares. The party went well, a good time had by all.
IAFF Local 34 will be working with Operation Warm to provide American made winter coats to children in Little Rock. We are in the process of raising funds to buy these new coats. If you know of a company or individual who would like to help with this worthy cause or would like more information please contact.
22nd Annual Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center Golf Tournament
Great year for our 22nd Annual ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament held at Eagle Hill in Little Rock. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and players that made the tournament a success. Please be sure to thank the below sponsors. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors that Donated $1000 or More.
President Morehead awarded the Kuhron Huddleston Award
Little Rock Firefighters, Hello to you all, for those that have not heard the news! We are very excited to announce that at the 14th District Caucus (last month) Local 34 President Richard Morehead got awarded the 2014 IAFF 14th District Kuhron Huddleston Award for his dedication and commitment of our fine Local, APFF, the 14th District, and the IAFF.
Little Rock Firefighters, Thank you to all the members that took the time to vote. Congratulations to all the elected officers. Please see list below: IAFF Local 34 ELECTION 2014 Results President Richard Morehead Vice President Charles Austin, Jr.
The Local 34 MDA Fill the Boot was a great success! With all the members help we raised $48,740.39! We are top in the state once again and 28th in the USA! Thanks to all the members that help year after year! Below are some of the privious years totals. 2007--$20,500 2008--$50,057.67 2009--$44,001 2010--$40,857 2011--$42,265.
It's almost time for Camp Sunshine - August 15-18 at Camp Aldersgate. As always, we are in need of volunteers and counselors. If you would like more information, contact Capt. Pamela Richard - station 15 'A' shift or by email. Camp Sunshine is a four day camp for kids who have survived serious burn injury.
Greattime had by all at the 2013 St. Patty's Day Parade in Little Rock! Once again the Honor/Color Guard did an outstanding job! The Little Rock Firefighters Pipes & Drums stole the show the entire weekend!
Local #34 Christmas Party
Great food, fun, and visit from Santa!!! Thanks so much to Cindy Bell for another great party! Big thank you to the members of Central Fire Station for all the help setting up and breaking down, plus all the help getting the meal ready! Thanks to the Animal House for the help with the tables. (be sure to check out all the pics on the photo gallery)
Thank you to everyone that played, volunteered, and sponsored the 23rd Annual 2015 ACH Burn Center Golf Tournament!!! With everyone’s help we had a great day and raised the most in the history of the golf tournament, $24,387.14!!!
Old Firehouse #2/Future Firehouse Hostel & Museum
Little Rock Firefighters,
This old fire station housed Engine #2 and remained active until 1959. The firehouse was considered a Craftsman series of architecture.
There is a great picture of the firehouse back in the day in the Always Vigilant Little Rock Bravest 2002 Yearbook, page 132. It shows Engine 2 and the crew out in front of the station.
I would like to thank all the IAFF Local #34 members that came out all of the days to help make and bring back history with this huge project! Also, the board members that helped and provided lunch and drinks. And of course Capt. Johnny Reep, where would we be without Capt. Reep keeping the HISTORY and TRADITION of LRFD alive??!!
We have a long way to go, but look how far we have came thus far!!!
(many more pictures under the "photo gallery")