The Bozeman Firefighters are pleased to announce our second annual Firehouse 5K charity run! The race course wraps around the scenic Gallatin County Regional Park on Bozeman’s west side. The race will start and finish in front of Bozeman Fire Station #3. All racers will receive a custom t-shirt, gift bag and timing chip. Schnees will award prizes to the overall top 3 men and women finishers. Every racer will be entered in a raffle with a chance to win other great prizes!!
Packet Pick up on Friday at Schnee’s from 5 to 8pm
Immediately following the race, the annual “Fire in the Park” open house event will take place at Bozeman Fire Station #3. Free food, tours of the station and apparatus, and fun activities for kids are some of the things that will take place. We’d love for racers to stick around for this fun event and invite their families as well!!
All proceeds from the race will support our Benevolent Fund. Bozeman Firefighters Local 613 is a registered 501©(3) non-profit organization and the Benevolent Fund is how we direct our charitable giving as an organization. This fund is relatively new, but here are some of the ways we use it to help people:
Helping the Community:
As firefighters, we often see people on a bad day….the day of their accident, fire or medical emergency. It’s our job to quickly stabilize the incident at hand. However, the financial impacts of these emergencies often affect families weeks, months, or even years later. Our benevolent fund allows us to make small but important financial gifts to the citizens we serve in their time of need. Something that will help them after the scene is clear and the emergency is over. Our gift made a difference to a mother of two young children who had just been in a car accident and didn’t know if she could afford to replace her damaged car seats. Our gift made a difference to the couple that lost their home and belongings in a fire and needed to buy basic necessities while they got back on their feet. We can never erase the loss that these people have experienced. However, letting them know we care and helping them address their most immediate needs goes a long way to making someone’s bad day a little better.
Taking Care of our Own:
Firefighters are not immune to hardship and loss in their personal lives. The benevolent fund is a way we provide help and support for our own. Whether it’s a member of the Bozeman Fire Department, other first responders in the Gallatin Valley, or responders across the state and nation, we actively support emergency service workers experiencing a time of need as a result of a medical hardship, fire loss or accident.
It is our hope that with your continued support and donations, we can continue to make a positive impact in people’s lives!!
Thanks for your interest, help and support for our first ever Firehouse 5K!! Please follow us on Facebook for more information and updates!!!
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Information about the event is available in : English