Cottleville Firefighters Outreach is looking for our next Firefighter For a Day!
In fall of 2012 Cottleville Fire Protection District crew members created a new Cottleville Firefighter Outreach program, Firefighter for a Day.
To date we have had four young firefighters complete the program, Nealy Nicolay, Brendan Myers, Kaleb Smith, Hannah Smith and Luke Rudloff. We hope to have many more! Each participant was currently struggling with a medical condition that severely impacted their day to day life. However, for one special day, each child was able to experience what it was like to be a firefighter for a day. A routine day consists of performing tasks with CFPD crew members including: performing truck and equipment checks, wearing firefighting gear, using an SCBA, spraying water from firefighting appliances, climbing the tower ladder truck, touring the fire stations and riding on the firetruck. Aside from tasks, young firefighters are treated to lunch with the crew, day, a personalized fire helmet and a certificate of achievement.
We are always looking for candidates for our next firefighter for a day. We attempt to customize the day’s events to fit the physical and mental abilities of the child to give them the best experience possible. If you are the parent or guardian of a child that is facing significant challenges and live or work in the Cottleville Fire Protection District and would like to inquire about the program please contact Firefighter & CFO Executive Director Pat Tierney at 314-610-6280 or email at CFCO87@gmail.com.
Watch the news video covering covering Brendan's Day. CLICK HERE
Watch the news video covering Kaleb and Hannah's Day. CLICK HERE