Firefighters Distribute Toys and Coats to Local Children

Partnering with private corporations and local businesses, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics are sponsoring the 17th Annual Firefighters Holiday Rescuer’s Toy Distribution, Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.

Department members, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2068, have been collecting toys, games, bikes, coats, and other items to be distributed to children throughout Fairfax County and Alexandria during the holiday season.

Through generous donations and support from businesses and civic organizations including Operation Warm/Firefighters Coats for Kids, Apple Federal Credit Union, Nationwide Credit Corporation, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Cardinal Plaza Shell, Union Street Public Restaurant, Promax Realtors, Rutherfoord, and Office of Public Private Partnerships, it is anticipated that several thousand school-aged children and their families will again receive gifts this holiday season. Area preschool children will also be on hand to receive new toys from firefighters.

The fire and rescue department, with support from Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Police Department, and Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, plan to reach a record number of children.

Firefighters and organizers will be available for interviews.

For further information, please contact Battalion Chief Willie Bailey at 571-641-0036.