Amarillo Firefighters to help Quarterback effort to Protect Local Children

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The Amarillo firefighters and the AFCA National Child ID Program have teamed together in what will be called the Safety Blitz Project to help protect Texas school children.   The project will provide over 17,500 child ID kits to all Kindergarten through 2nd grade students starting this Fall in the Amarillo area.

Friday September 30th at 2pm the Amarillo Profesional Firefighters (APFF)will present AISD and CISD with the Child ID kits necessary to provide all K- 2nd grade students with kits.

At the press conference will be representatives for APFFA, the national chairman for the Child ID Program, AISD Superintendent Dr. West, CISD representative April McDaniel, and Amarillo City Councilman Randy Burkett. Please join us in spreading the word.

September 30, 2016, AISD boardroom at 2 p.m.

“We are fortunate that the men and women who serve as firefighters are there if we need them on a daily basis, commented Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboy TE.  They run toward situations most would run from. I commend them for the jobs they do and also for partnering with the National Child ID Program in an effort to keep our children safe.”

When you see your local firefighter, please thank him for his help in protecting our children.

The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters was established in 1938 and it is Texas’s only professional, career fire fighters organization, representing over 13,600 fire fighter members and 164 affiliate locals. We are affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

The Child ID Kit includes an inkless fingerprint card, a DNA collection swab, and a cut-out wallet card. It will allow parents and guardians to easily record pertinent personal information about their child.  The kit is stored at home in a safe place and would be handed over and used by law enforcement authorities in the case of a missing child.

 (PRESS RELEASE)

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