Toonie Draw Supports Firefighters Needs and Safety
Randy Weeks enjoyed a handsome windfall in the weekly Toonie Draw with the Pugwash Fire Department.
Weeks picked up $816 in last night’s draw.
The community 50/50 fundraiser has witnessed stead growth over the last six months. The weekly jackpot now averages over $400 and it continues to grow.
Pugwash Firefighters need the funds to purchase equipment and training supplies that are not being met by current county funding.
The most recent purchase included three, NFPA approved, personal flotation devices with built in safety harnesses suitable for fast water rescue. The life jackets, shown in the photo, cost $283.00 each.
The PFD also purchased four, light weight, composite cylinders which provide air for the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used in interior fire fighting. Composite cylinders, which are preferred by all firefighters because of their lightweight, are not provided by the county. The SCBA cylinders cost $1380 each.
The total purchase of flotation devices and composite cylinders cost over $6370, all from the Toonie Draw.