$1 of each pint of Horse & Dragon's Fire Captain Irish Red Ale sold in our taproom at 124 Racquette Drive will be donated to the FCCF. Here's why:
Because of their role as emergency responders, the men and women of our Poudre Fire Authority are made aware on a daily basis of problems facing friends and neighbors in our community. They often pool their own private resources to try to alleviate some immediate concerns (for example, after responding to a call and taking care of an emergency, firefighters emptied their wallets to collect money to buy a family disposable diapers; on another occasion they used their own funds to buy an infant car seat for a family).
On a call when firefighters had no cash on hand, Rick Vander Velde (“Vandy”), Operations Division Chief for the Poudre Fire Authority, recognized the potential benefit of responders having access to a petty cash fund on their trucks which would allow them to provide necessities to families in need. The Firefighter Community Compassion Fund was born. Poudre Fire Authority, Longmont Fire Department, and Loveland Fire Rescue Authority are all involved.