South King Firefighters distribute 211 new winter coats to local school kids





South King Fire & Rescue paid a visit to Midway Elementary in Des Moines on Monday (Oct. 17) as part of a nationwide effort known as “Operation Warm.”

South King County Professional Firefighters Local 2024 in conjunction with the Firefighters Foundation and the Des Moines Aid Fund provided brand new “made in the USA” winter coats to 211 kids.

This is the fourth year that SKFR has put on an Operation Warm event and it was the biggest yet.

In addition to every Kindergartner and first grader getting a brand new coat there were tours of a fire engine and a visit from Sparky the fire dog.

Principal Rebekah Kim and Captain Ryan Herrera brought together nearly 30 volunteers to make it all happen.

For more information about Operation Warm please visit

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