DC fire wranglers have gotten together and formed the Dawson Creek Firefighters Charitable Society, in an effort to keep more of their fundraising dollars in the Mile Zero City.
Charity chair and DC firefighter Brad St. Germain says local fire fighters decided to form their own charity.
“We thought starting our own society would allow us to keep some of the work we do and money we raise locally,” he says adding the department members already contribute to the BC Burn fund and muscular dystrophy events.
Members recently held a fundraiser and decided to donate the funds to the local Step Up N' Ride chapter.
“Next up for us will be our boot drive this September,” says St. Germain. He said members will also be involved in the United Ways truck pull as they are each year.
“We are simply wanting to let people and organizations in need know that we’d like to be able to help out when and where we can,” he says. It is a sentiment echoed by others on the department, like Jason Carpenter.
“We certainly want to have more of an increased local focus,” he says.
(pictured left to right) Cpt. Rob Huttema, Cpt. Ken Reitsma, firefighter Mark Sutton, Step up N' Ride VP Dinah Burton, as well as firefighers Brad St. Germain and Jason Carpenter.