Fire
Press Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

6/7/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #09312
Subject :

Firefighting Homelessness
Contact :Wolfgang Knabe, Fire Chief, Fullerton Fire Department    714-738-3116
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Building upon a long tradition of service to the community, the Fullerton Fire Department is about to initiate a new program called "Firefighting Homelessness."

Starting July 1, the Fire Department will begin collecting supplies for homeless men, women, and children.  Each Fire Station will place a barrel on the property, allowing residents a convenient location to contribute supplies.  Local non-profit organizations will collect and distribute the supplies to our homeless population.

"As firefighters, we are used to helping people 24/7 in emergency situations," said Fullerton Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe.  "We also feel a calling to help the homeless community to meet their basic needs.  This is our way of doing what we can and helping those that need it the most.  The program will be in affect all year long and we hope to make a difference in the lives of many."

The Fire Department asks that donors review the homeless supply needs list (shown below or download here) and bring what they can to their closes Fire Station. 
Fire Stations are located at:

Fire Station 1 – 312 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Fire Station 2 – 1732 W. Valencia Drive
Fire Station 3 – 700 S. Acacia Avenue
Fire Station 4 – 3251 N. Harbor Boulevard
Fire Station 5 – 2555 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Fire Station 6 – 2691 Rosecrans Avenue

Further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Fire Department at 714-738-6500.  Interested donors requiring special accommodations are asked to notify the Fire Department.

HOMELESS SUPPLY NEEDS

Food

Ready to eat food  
Can goods   
Bottled water   
Cereal    
Evaporated Milk
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Mac/Cheese
Fruit Juice

Personal hygiene products

Cotton swabs   
Nail clippers   
Shampoo   
Baby wipes   
Combs/brushes   
Tissue/Toilet paper  
Deodorant   
Mouthwash
Razors
Soap
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Hand sanitizers
Feminine hygiene products
Towels and washcloths

Cleaning supplies

Laundry detergent  
Paper towels   
Plastic zip-lock bags  
Brooms    
Garbage bags
Paper bags
Disinfectant spray
Dust pans

Clothes

Underwear (new)  
Bras (new)   
Socks (new)
Shoes
Miscellaneous

Medical supplies

Band-aids

Kitchen needs

Paper towels
Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Gift cards   
Sleeping bags
Batteries
Sewing kits
Bibles
Tents/Shelter
Blankets
Flashlights
Reading glasses



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