Make-A-Wish grants Hemet teen with cystic fibrosis a pool

Press-Enterprise Make-A-Wish grants Hemet teen with cystic fibrosis a pool Press-Enterprise 13-year-old Ryan Schwyzer of Hemet, who has cystic fibrosis tries on Hemet Fire Department fire gear and receives an above ground swimming pool through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Hemet Thursday, August 17, 2017. Source: Make-A-Wish grants Hemet teen with cystic fibrosis a pool Advertisements

Firefighters plan fundraiser for cancer-stricken comrade

  Bryan Carper has been a familiar sight at fires in Scott Township. Paralyzed in an accident in his younger days, he could not actually fight the blazes. But he came in his wheelchair and did what he could to help to his fellow members of the volunteer fire department, passing out food and drinks…

Cancer patients get help with treatment thanks to fire company’s fundraiser 

The Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company launched a fundraising venture with the Virtua Foundation this week as a means of helping those in Gloucester County affected by cancer. The Franklinville company was prompted by several cancer-related tragedies over the last two years, to look for a means of helping people access treatment for cancer in Gloucester County. The…

Firefighter with Asperger’s teaches peers about autism awareness

When Courtney Mills hops into the fire truck, she brings a different perspective along for the ride. The 21-year-old volunteer firefighter from Nova Scotia has Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum that may be characterized by a difficulty with social interactions. It’s a fact Mills gladly shares, with…

Firefighters plan fundraising walk for children with cancer

Northport firefighters plan to walk more than 60 miles in one day to raise money and awareness for children battling with cancer. The April 28 trek is the brainchild of Manuel Jimenez, a paramedic firefighter with the Northport Fire Rescue Service, who said the goal is to raise at least $2,500 through the walk. Jimenez…

Chicago firefighters surprise boy, 4, with terminal cancer

Members of the Chicago Fire Department paid a special surprise visit to a 4-year-old boy who loves firefighters and has terminal cancer. Firefighters and paramedics from the 11th Battalion gathered at a home in Gladstone Park not for an emergency, but for an urgent request to visit Mason Orchard. “We couldn’t bring him to the…

Women of Nashville Fire Department donate $12K to 2 charities

Source: WKRN In February, women of the Nashville Fire Departmentcreated their first calendar for charity. And on Friday, News 2 saw how it will help two local organizations. Firefighters presented two $6,000 checks to Box 55 Association, which provides on-site support for firefighters in the field, and Camp Phoenix, a free summer camp for burn…

Firefighters, community team up to fight childhood cancer

Source: Chicago Tribune / Frank Vaisvilas “Star Wars” characters, Chicago sports team mascots and firefighters were on hand Saturday to create a day of joy for children battling cancer at St. Xavier University in Chicago. The fifth annual Fire Up a Cure fundraiser was started by Dr. Jason Canner, a pediatrician and oncologist at Advocate Christ…