Milton First Responders Foundation
Police Helmets and Tactical Flashlights
Milton First Responders Foundation proudly presented police helmets and tactical flashlights to the Milton Police Department on March 6, 2017. By providing the first responders with the latest & safest equipment, MFRF hopes to provide our finest with better peace of mind while the first responders strive to keep our community safe. The purchases of these items was made possible by the generous donations from our community and fundraising efforts of the Milton First Responders Foundation.
Milton’s First Responders can get to the scene quicker at pedestrian events thanks to 4 new specially equipped bicycles. MFRF spearheaded efforts to raise funds to two bikes for each department, allowing them to easily patrol and maneuver in crowded events, ultimately responding to emergencies quicker.
“We could not have reached our goal if not for the effort of the Crabapple Crossing Elementary Rise Up Team, The William B. Orkin Foundation and the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub”, said Brian Dolan, said MFRF board member. A special thanks to the Olde Blind Dog for not only hosting an event but also donating a portion of the sales from that evening.
“We are grateful for the incredible efforts of the wonderful children who are part of the Rise Up team at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School. They put in time and energy, led by Jenny Herman and Nichole Deakins, to support our foundation by raising funds for the bikes. We are proud of their efforts and we can’t thank them enough,” said MFRF Board member Loreto Hernalsteen. Lastly, we received a very generous donation from The William B. Orkin Foundation, whose mission realizes that the key to a successful community is one in which its citizens and business owners alike volunteer their time and financial support to ensure that ideals and values of the community are maintained.
“We are so thankful to the Milton First Responders Foundation board members, volunteers and supporters for not only aiding our department and staff, but looking at what tools we need to better serve our community,” said Interim City Manager and Police Chief Steve Krokoff. “These bikes will allow us to respond more efficiently and be more accessible to the people we serve.”
Milton Fire-Rescue Chief Robert Edgar agreed and said “When each second of response time could be lifesaving, these bikes will provide us with one more instrument to better serve at community events.”