Paducah Fire Department Invites Community to Fill the Fire Truck with School Supplies on August 2, 2019

Date of release:  July 23, 2019

The Paducah Fire Department invites everyone to help local students through the Fill the Fire Truck with School Supplies campaign.  On Friday, August 2, Paducah firefighters will be collecting school supply donations at the Southside Walmart (3220 Irvin Cobb Drive) from 9 until noon and at the West End Walmart (5130 Hinkleville Drive) from 1 until 4 p.m.  Donations also will be accepted through August 9 at the Fire Prevention Division office on the first floor of City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street.  The school supplies will be donated to schools located within the Paducah city limits.

Deputy Fire Marshal April Tinsman is coordinating Fill the Fire Truck.  Tinsman says, “The Paducah Fire Department is invested in this community and looks for ways to give back to Paducah’s citizens.  As Deputy Fire Marshal, I am in front of many different types of situations which allow me to identify areas of need in the community.  School supplies and individually wrapped food items can greatly impact the success and well-being of our local students.”

Below are suggested school supply items:

  • Yellow #2 Pencils, Erasers, Black or Blue Ink Pens
  • Plastic School Box
  • Plastic Pocket Folders
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose Leaf Notebook paper
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Highlighters
  • Graph Paper
  • Protractor
  • 2-Inch Binders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Divider Tabs
  • Printer Paper Reams
  • Flash Drives
  • Backpacks
  • Individually wrapped food including fruit snacks, tuna salad kits, peanut butter or cheese crackers, potato chips, applesauce and fruit cups, Pop Tarts, and granola bars.

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