By Gideon Bradshaw Trib Total Media – photo by 445photography
Monroeville firefighters said they’ll try turning up the heat to raise money by selling a calendar that features photos of scantily clad women posing on trucks and in stations.
Fire Company 5 Chief Ron Harvey said the five all-volunteer fire companies that cover Monroeville think relying on taxpayers to upgrade the public safety training center on Johnston Road is not an option, particularly in light of other pressing public infrastructure needs and financial constraints.
Monroeville firefighters and first responders from other departments train at the center.
Harvey, who also is a Monroeville councilman, and the other fire chiefs plan to prepare a sample calendar before taking their proposal to elected officials “rather than give everybody the impression that this is some sort of porn calendar.”
“It’s an honorable project,” Harvey said. “It doesn’t insult anybody. It’s a fundraiser that doesn’t cost the taxpayers a penny.”
Female models donned firefighting gear and smoldering looks last weekend for a revealing shoot at two Monroeville fire stations.
Monroeville firefighters are not the first to think of using a racy calendar to save on public funds.
Central VFC of Elizabeth Twp is selling shirts to raise money to be donated to a local breast cancer charity. There are choices of tshirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies.
$5 from each shirt sold will be donated.
To place an order, please visit http://n-depthfiregraphics.com/fundraisers.html, or if you prefer to order by phone, you may call 317-710-8050.
Orders will be taken until Friday, September 5th. After that, the shirts will be printed and shipped to the buyer.
If you know anyone that would be interested, please forward this, retweet it, or share it.
Central VFC of Elizabeth Twp thanks you for your support!
By The Tribune-Democrat
Some friendly competition mixed in with a lot of good eating.
PAWS House Inc., an area nonprofit working to build an all-inclusive animal resource center and no-kill pet sanctuary in Cambria County, and Richland Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Chili-Con-Cornhole charity event beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Richland fire hall, 1321 Scalp Ave.
“We wanted to do something different and community minded that would attract a bunch of people and be fun,” she said.
Festivities will start at 3 with the cornhole tournament.
By The Tribune-Democrat
Local firefighter outfits will be vying for $2,000 in cash prizes at the inaugural Cambria Care?Center Golf Classic on Sept. 5 at Ebensburg Country Club, according to a release from the center.
The center announced it will award $1,500 to the winning team in a special Firefighter Foursome Flight, to take place during its four-person scramble tournament, as well as $500 to the fire company that donates the “Best of Show” basket.
The event lasts all day and is open to all golf enthusiasts, not just firefighters.
By Joelle Smith – Observer-Reporter
The Meadows Casino will be smoking Sunday – in the safest sense – as three local fire departments battle for barbecue bragging rights.
“The barbecue cook-off is a great friendly competition which allows each department to show off their cooking skills while generating some much-needed financial support,” Sean Sullivan, Meadows general manager, said of the volunteer fire department fundraiser.
The fifth annual “Cruise In” at The Meadows will include the barbecue cook-off and car show. Admission to the benefit, as well as registration for the car show, is free. Cars and motorcycles can register at 9:30 a.m. Festivities run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Volunteer fire departments from Avella, California and North Strabane Township have confirmed their attendance. All three participated last year and raised nearly $1,500 each.
According to Sullivan, The Meadows expects the benefit to draw several thousand visitors, who can enjoy the firefighters’ food, about 500 classic cars on display as well as live performances by The Four Townsmen and Johnny Angel and The Halos.
By Tony LaRussa – Trib Total Media
When North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue launched a program this year to prevent problems that could lead to hospital stays, officials knew finding the money to fund it might be a problem.
Grants and insurance wouldn’t pay for such a program, which involves paramedics visiting people in their homes to conduct wellness checks.
But rather than raise money for its new Community Paramedicine program with hoagie sales, bingo or other traditional fundraisers, the paramedics decided to try something different.
Shane Spielvogle, executive director of North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue, said the department’s billing specialist, Kelly Pirl, suggested kickball.
Pirl said she learned about adult kickball through social media and signed up to play with a league that holds games in North Park.
“Some of the fire stations have golf outings as fundraisers, which is great, but not everybody plays golf,” Pirl said. “But pretty much anybody can play kickball. It’s an easy, inexpensive game and a whole lot of fun.”
Please try to come out and support this event on October 5th, 2013.
The proceeds go towards entry level law enforcement officers around the Mon Valley area.