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GBMFD and Atlanta Fire Department Make Friendly Wager
Communities hope to spread Fire Safety Awareness
Green Bay, WI (January 20, 2017)- Chief Litton of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department has made a friendly wager with Atlanta Fire Rescue Department on the upcoming NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons. The wager entails the losing team’s fire chief to install a smoke alarm branded with the winning team’s logo in their office. Also, the losing team’s fire chief will be sent the winning team’s t-shirt and hat to wear.
Chief Litton upped the ante by also including a personal donation of $100 to the Burn Camp of Wisconsin which is run by the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation (PFFWCF). Green Bay Fire Local 141 will match Chief Litton’s donation to the burn camp as well.
“The Packers are red hot right now and so are our efforts in raising awareness of having working smoke alarms in the homes of our residents,” said Chief Litton. “Also to take this opportunity to bring awareness to the incredible burn camp put on by the PFFWCF and the impact it has on burn survivors, just seemed fitting. Regardless of the outcome of the game, everyone is a winner.”
Jenna Jordan, program director of the Burn Camp, states, “"The PFFWCF Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth is a place where children who were unfortunate enough to endure a severe burn injury have the opportunity to meet and bond with others who have shared a similar experience. These campers often have scars, both physical and psychological, from their injury and unfortunately the physical scars are often the least of their problems. Many have trouble with bullying, distorted self-image, and even PTSD. At Burn Camp, they have the opportunity to let go of all of that and just have fun with people just like them."
As part of the wager, The Buff Project, a New York City-based fire safety organization and distributor of officially licensed NFL Team Identified Smoke alarms, will donate 50 NFL licensed team-branded smoke detectors to each of the fire departments to use in their fire safety outreach efforts. Also, during the NFL playoffs, for every NFL team-branded smoke detector sold on their website, The Buff Project will donate one smoke detector to that city’s fire department.