CHEYENNE FIREFIGHTERS LEAD 1ST ANNUAL BICYCLE DRIVE
Cheyenne firefighters play an integral part of the community and this year a new charitable drive has kicked off. Last month, Fire Chief Greg Hoggatt spoke candidly with his firefighters at their first calendar signing event, and discussed how his firefighters interact within the community. Several of the firefighters fell fond of the idea to host a bicycle drive, raising funds and donated bicycles for children in need. Neil Durante, of Local 279 and a Lieutenant for Cheyenne Fire and Rescue, has led the new endeavor. “We are incredibly pleased with the response from the public having received almost twenty bicycles already, as well as large amounts of monetary donations.” The firefighters have set a goal of 40 bicycles.
But it’s not just the firefighters and their fire chief, even the spouses of Local 279 wanted to help. Durante added “our union’s auxiliary group didn’t hesitate to help out and are collecting helmets so that we can be sure these children are not only riding their new bikes, but riding them safely.” The event will continue through December 20th. Bicycles or helmets can be dropped off to the Cheyenne Fire and Rescue fire station #1, or special arrangements made by contacting the firefighters through their Facebook page.