Beer lovers and firefighters are coming together this week for an annual tradition in Colorado Springs to support the families of fallen firefighters across the country.
The Local 5 Firefighter Pale Ale made by the Pikes Peak Brewing Company goes on sale Thursday night. It is the 10th year of the partnership between the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 5 chapter in Colorado Springs and the brewing company. The proceeds from the beer sales go toward sending members of Local 5 across the country to visit with families when a loved one dies in the line of duty.
Jason Wallace has been a member of Local 5 ever since he joined the Colorado Springs Fire Department back in 2000. He says with the nature of the job, tragedy can happen at a moment's notice.