There have been many fundraising events to raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, including golf tournaments, runs, ice fishing, and even a scavenger hunt. But firefighters in Minnesota will be holding their third annual Fire on Ice Hockey Tournament January 18, 2014 in Walker, Minnesota. Proceeds from the tournament and a raffle will benefit the WFF. Last year they raised $2,500 for the private non-profit organization that supports agency, municipal, volunteer, and private firefighters in ways insurance and other sources cannot when there is a firefighter injury or fatality.
The hockey players are required to at some point in their lives have held a “red card” (fire qualifications card). The teams this year will represent:
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Superior National Forest
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
- Minnesota Incident Command System (MINICS)
The raffle prizes include items that you will not see in other fundraisers around the country, such as a free four-day rental of a four-person 8′ x 16′ sleeper fish house located on a frozen lake, or a power ice auger.
Thanks go out to Mike