Firefighters’ hockey tournament raises funds for Wildland Firefighter Foundation

Hockey tournament

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

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About Bill Gabbert

Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+

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  1. THis will be a good time for everyone. If you think you you’ve seen everything as a firefighter, I invite you to this specacle unlike any you have ever seen! And chaces are there will be a familiar face or two. If not, it will be a great opportunity to make some new friends.

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