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…