Missoula Firefighters are the Volunteers of the Game!

Volunteer of the Game

Missoula Fire Department recognized at Griz Opening Football Game

September 10, 2011

Missoula Firefighters

Missoula Firefighters during a training

The Governor’s Office of Community Service is recognizing community volunteers at those who do outstanding service at home games throughout the 2011 Grizzlies’ football season.

“We thank our local firefighters for their public service and commitment to their community,” said Governor Brian Schweitzer. “I invite the public to join me in paying tribute to our men and women who keep us safe in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.”

The Missoula Fire Department has been serving the Missoula community since 1927. Their public service goes beyond responding to fires. Firefighters educate the public through their door-to-door smoke detector program, provide counseling to children engaged in fire setting, and give back with their charitable work and donations to local organizations. Learn more at missoulafirefighters.org.

“The Missoula Firefighters Union Local 271 is proud to be able to give back to our community,” said Jeff Kroll, President of IAFF L-271. “Our Union Firefighters recently volunteered over 400 hours and raised over $5,000 to host our 2nd annual Military Veterans Retreat. We are also proud to say that we raised $18,460 with this year’s fill the boot campaign where all of the proceeds go to help children with Muscular Dystrophy.”

In honor of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, firefighters will be recognized as “Volunteers of the Game” at both the Griz and Bobcat opening home games. Sixteen firefighters from Montana will also be in New York this weekend for the observation of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

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