The Braintree Fire Department is looking for a little help from the community to purchase tools and supplies for its education efforts surrounding National Fire Prevention Week next month.
"Municipal budgets are tight, but we don’t want to risk cutting back on life-saving educational programs for children and others in the community," Firefighter Matthew Sterling wrote in a letter on behalf of the department and IAFF Local 920 "Last year in Braintree, we reached 2,866 children through our education programs."
National Fire Prevention Week, commemorating the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, is Oct. 7-13 this year. The 2012 theme is "Have 2 Ways Out!"
To raise money for the educational supplies, Braintree Fire and Local 920 have teamed with Sparky's Wish List, a program sponsored by the non-profit National Fire Prevention Association. Sparky's lists items such as prevention week banners, brochures and a Sparky the Fire Dog Story Book that donors can purchase for the department.
Those interested in donating can go to http://www.sparkyswishlist.org/index.php?page=registry&action=view&id=28d9&source=donor.