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Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Construct Residential Wheelchair Ramp for Local WWII Veteran in Need
Published on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 (3:58 p.m.)Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Construct Residential Wheelchair Ramp for Local WWII Veteran in Need
(LAS VEGAS, NV) – The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently joined together to build a residential wheelchair ramp for a local senior veteran in need, Jerry White. The two-day project was completed on Friday morning, just in time for the Veterans Day holiday weekend.
Home Depot donated the supplies for the project, and the ramp was constructed through the volunteerism of both Las Vegas and North Las Vegas Professional Fire Fighters. The firefighters learned of this project through Nevadans for Equal Access founder, Paul Martin, who has helped dozens of veterans in similar situations in the community.
The ramp will give Mr. White access to his backyard through his bedroom, and also provide a fire escape in case of an emergency. Neita White, Mr. White’s wife, says her husband has not been able to access his backyard in decades, and is looking forward to taking him out this Veterans Day. She thanks the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgwBPE1yHs4&feature;=youtu.be
Rusty McAllister, president of the PFFN, says, “We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to those who have served our country. I would like to thank Home Depot for the supplies, Nevadans for Equal Access, and of course, the firefighters who volunteered to build the ramp in time for Mr. White to celebrate Veterans Day.”
About the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada:
The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada was founded on April 4, 1960 and today includes 1,677 active members and 368 retired members through 17 Locals that include Carson City, Central Lyon County, East Fork, Elko, Great Basin, Henderson, Incline Village, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, North Lyon County, Pahrump, Reno, Reno Airport, Sparks, Storey County Tahoe Douglas, and Truckee Meadows. It is the mission of all members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada to save lives, preserve property and the environment, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions.
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