Eric Smith, Fire Chief
8 School St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Gloucester Fire Department to Participate in Annual First Responder Challenge
GLOUCESTER — Chief Eric Smith is pleased to announce that two members of the Gloucester Fire Department will participate in the Boston Bruins’ BFit First Responder Challenge later this month.
The event, which takes place at TD Garden on Sunday, Jan. 27, enables firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel and civilians to raise money for The 100 Club of Massachusetts.
The 100 Club provides financial assistance, scholarships and other services to the families public safety personnel who have died in the line of duty. To donate to the First Responder Challenge, click here. Lt. Chad Mota and Lt. Nicholas Oullette will be representing the Gloucester Fire Department.
The event has already raised over $100,000 and last year raised $350,000 for families of fallen police and firefighters.
“I’m proud of both of the lieutenants who are taking part in this challenge and raising money for such an important cause,” Chief Smith said. “I have no doubt they’ll represent our department well, and I encourage the community to support their fundraising efforts.”
The challenge features three courses that will be laid out throughout TD Garden, as well as opportunities for spectators to participate in family-friendly activities. Attendees will have an opportunity to take photos with the Bruins’ mascot and a Stanley Cup banner. There will also be games and a touch-a-truck activity for children.