Heros with Hearts awards given to TMFA firefighters
Congratulations to Captain Randy Gates, FEO Brian Haley and Firefighter Nick Zuccarini who were awarded Heroes with Heart by the Trauma Intervention Program for helping a stranded family replace a tire on their vehicle and provide them gas money to complete their journey. They did this with their own funds. The award dinner was last evening at the Peppermill.
Another successful Kids camp is in the books. Thank you to all the 3895 members who came out and made this happen. We also would not be able to do this camp without the support of our sponsors and T.M.F.P.D.
L3895 Firefighter and WCSO team up to support the Northern Nevada Childrens Cancer Foundation
It is time again for our annual Guns and Hoses golf tournament. This tournament supports the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation with 100% of the proceeds going directly to local families affected by childhood cancer. In addition to the golf tournament this year, Carson City Firefighters L2251 set up a sport clay shoot to kick off the Guns and Hoses fund raiser.
L3895 Firefighter awarded Nevada VFW's Firefighter of the year.
Every year the Veterans of Foreign Wars awards public servants for outstanding service. This year Captain Cirone was honored as VFW's Nevada Firefighter of the year. He donated/matched his award to Veteran's charities.
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It is with great joy that we welcome back one of our brothers, Captain Bill Winchester. As you may or may not know, Bill was involved in a bicycle accident on September 5th, 2014 which has left him paralyzed. Bill has fought through the last year, making leaps and bounds in his recovery and adapting to his challenges.
At the November Washoe County Commissioners Meeting, Bill's new position as a Fire Officer in charge of strategic and volunteer coordination was approved, and Bill returned to work on November 2nd.
Nothing else can give our elected officials a taste of the fire service like experiencing Fire Ops 101. This day shows them the smoke, the sweat, the adrenaline rush and the physical stress and strain you face on the daily job, all while exposing them to the complex issues of the fire service, like staffing, adequate equipment, and presumptive health. Spending a hands-on day as a first responder is one of the most effective ways for our elected officials and local media to learn about the job.
It is with great regret that we announce that one of our own was involved in a tragic cycling accident over the weekend. Here is a link that will take you to a web site which contains ways to help the Winchester family. It has ways to donate money, sign up to provide meals, a way to let them know how else you may be able to help, and a way to leave encouraging notes. I encourage you to read through it and click the links to help where you can. Please share far and wide, this will be a long road and we are just starting.