Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation asking sponsors to ‘adopt’ fire stations

  • Source: Atlanta News First
  • Published: 10/05/2022 12:00 AM

Firefighters have a tough job. They’re constantly putting their own lives at risk to save others. But now, Atlanta firefighters need your help. Shirley Anne Smith, Executive Director of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation, says since fire stations are in operation 24/7, 365 days a year there is a lot of upkeep. “They’re always having firefighters and EMTs coming in and out of here. So they have kind of a great deal of wear and tear on our equipment because they’re being utilized every single day,” Smith said. The foundation says many of these “replacement” costs, like a new mattress, gym equipment, and washers and dryers are often not covered by the city’s budget. That’s why they’re looking for sponsors to “adopt” stations across the city. “It’s a really great program to just be connected to our community stations and also give back to our firefighters that live here and work here 24 hours a day,” Smith said.


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