Tacoma

Firefighters fight cold with coats for kids

Firefighters fight cold with coats for kids

TACOMA, Wash. - While most of the region is just plain cold, parts of Pierce county are snowy and cold. And as temperatures plummet Tacoma firefighters who are making sure the little kids stay warm.

In anticipation of the cold snap the fire fighters union is coming to the rescue with new warm coats for kids. We caught up with them at Madison Elementary which now an all preschool program.

The union raised $6,000 which is enough to put new coats on 200 kids. The coats that were made by disabled veterans.

Tacoma fire fighter union president Ryan Mudie, "It's perfect timing. Our organization is about giving back and today we had an opportunity through 'operation warm' which we call 'firefighter coats for kids.' "

It was a great treat for the kids to get some extra warmth to battle the cold. Fire fighters delivered coats to schools Tuesday and Thursday.