Boise firefighters deliver 300 winter coats to elementary schools

Posted at 5:12 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 19:12:27-05

Boise firefighters made a special delivery of winter coats to nearly a dozen elementary schools Thursday, Nov. 16. 

Members of Boise Fire's Local 149 distributed 300 new coats to 10 elementary schools in the Boise School District.

Each school received between 20 and 50 coats, based on their need.

For the last few months, firefighters spent time off duty raising $9,300 for this effort. 

"One of our goals as firefighters in the City of Boise is to make this city one of the best cities to live in, in the whole country," said Matthew Lutz, senior firefighter and paramedic. "So, we want to strive to have excellence in service delivery when we're on duty, but we also strive to find ways to enrich our community off duty. So this is a great way for us to be able to do that."

This is the fifth year Boise firefighters have given coats to students in need. It's part of their service project called "Operation Warm, More than a Coat."